An Ideal Husband
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by: Melissa Harkness
Produced by: Julie Burlington
Performances February 7th - 29th, 2020
At the Madeline Gardens Pasadena
In Oscar Wilde's brilliantly witty comedy, fate catches up to politician Robert Chiltern when a mysterious woman produces a letter revealing a past misdeed. Is this a public scandal or private shame? One of the more serious of Wilde's social comedies, "An Ideal Husband" focuses on the often corrupt underpinnings of wealth and power, how information and knowledge in politics hold sway, and how public and personal morality can collide. "An Ideal Husband" also takes a good-natured poke at the institution of marriage, asking us if it is it truly possible to try to have an "ideal" marriage. In the end, Wilde's message is surprisingly benign: only love really matters, only love will lead to happiness.
Our Los Angeles production features a full cast of professional Los Angeles actors, beautiful costumes, and an immersive dining experience. All tickets include full high tea meal and drinks.
All performances at the beautiful
1030 E Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91106