Christendom Players Perform An Ideal Husband
March 15, 2004
The Christendom Players performed Oscar Wildes play, An Ideal Husband at The Theatre at Washington, Virginia. Giving four outstanding performances throughout March 12-14, the production was directed by student Michael Powell, with assistance given by Dr. Patrick Keats and alumna Sherry Spring '02.
An Ideal Husband was first performed on the London stage in 1895. Popular in its own time, Husband stands up equally well in our own age. It was adapted into a successful film in the 1990s, starring Jeremy Northam and Minnie Driver. Also, some of its plot devicesincluding a scandal that involves insider tradingare highly relevant for todays audiences.
The play starred students Hugh O'Donnell (Lord Goring), Christina Matatics (Mabel Chiltern), Julian Ahlquist (Sir Robert Chiltern), Monica Briggs (Lady Chiltern), Bree Dail (Mrs. Cheverly), and Kimon Issigonis (Earl of Cavesham). It featured Donna Shute (Lady Basildon), Holly Krause (Mrs. Marchmont), Adam Wilson (Vicomte De Nanjac), Chris Pelster (Mr. Montford), Gene Porter (Mason), Ariel Lynch (Lady Markby), Annie Clark (Duchess), Anthony Smitha (Phipps), and Ashley DeMarco (Harriet).
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