An Ideal Husband

Dates Various dates
Location Bethel Theatre
Cost General admission: $10.
Seniors and groups of 10 or more: $8.
Students: $6 (Bethel CAS students receive 1 free ticket with their student ID from the Bethel Box Office before the show).
Ticketing Call the Bethel Box Office 651-638-6333.

Event Dates

April 25, 2013 | 7:30–10 p.m.
April 26, 2013 | 7:30–10 p.m.
April 27, 2013 | 7:30–10 p.m.
April 28, 2013 | 2:30–5 p.m.
May 1, 2013 | 7:30–10 p.m.
May 2, 2013 | 7:30–10 p.m.
May 3, 2013 | 7:30–10 p.m.
May 4, 2013 | 7:30–10 p.m.

Event Description

An Ideal Husband is one of Oscar Wilde's classic comedies of manners. The show revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor.

"Sooner or later," Wilde notes, "we shall all have to pay for what we do." But he adds that, "No one should be entirely judged by their past."

Sir Robert Chiltern, a brilliant politician and a perfect gentleman, is the ideal husband for the charming Lady Chiltern. They have a widely envied marriage until the charming Mrs. Cheveley appears with the intention of revealing a dark secret from Chiltern's past. When his world seems to be falling apart, Chiltern turns to his lifelong friend, Lord Goring. Using political intrigue and clever wit, An Ideal Husband draws a picture of a society struggling with issues still valid today.


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