The City Theatre Austin presents An Ideal Husband

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An Ideal Husband
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The City Theatre Company will present Oscar Wilde’s most famous and popular comedy An Ideal Husband.

The respectable Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All is threatened when the conniving Mrs. Cheveley appears with damning evidence of a past misdeed and threatens blackmail. His best friend comes to his aid - and through a number of comedic entanglements – tries to lead Robert and his family out of harm and disgrace. But there are others who have desires and ambitions all their own.

While written in 1895, underneath a surface of frivolity and appearances, there lies countless elements of today’s current times and affairs: feminism, blackmail, political corruption, morality and mistrust, the psychology of love and forgiveness, are all served up with the effervescent Wilde wit, where in a course of just 24 hours, this cocktail mix of characters learns what it means to be “an ideal husband.”

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Trinity Street Playhouse
901 Trinity St.
Austin, TX 78701


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