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At a distinguished dinner party in Grosvenor Square, London, we meet Sir Robert Chiltern, a wealthy member of the House of Commons; his wife, Lady Chiltern; his sister, Mabel Chiltern; and Sir Robert’s charming bachelor friend, Lord Arthur Goring. Suddenly, an unexpected -- and unwelcome -- guest arrives. Mrs. Cheveley is an old enemy of Lady Chiltern’s from their school days, Lord Goring’s ex-fiancee, and is on a mission to blackmail Sir Robert into supporting a fraudulent scheme to build a canal in Argentina.

When she threatens to tell his beloved Lady Chiltern-- and the world-- that Sir Robert’s money came from an illegal stock secret, Sir Robert feels he has no choice but to give in to her demands. As Sir Robert flips back and forth between following his heart and protecting his reputation, Lady Cheveley tries to win back the affection of her ex-fiancee, Lord Goring.

Deceit and lies weave themselves throughout as Wilde pulls the curtain on the hypocrisy of moralistic Victorian society. With wit and gaiety, Wilde paints a scathing critique of gossips, income gaps, sexist attitudes, and the perils of protecting one’s morals.

Cast

 
Alison Rambo as Mrs. Chevely

Alison Rambo as Mrs. Chevely

CONNOR SCHMIDT as Lord Goring

CONNOR SCHMIDT as Lord Goring

MIKE TUPPER as SIR ROBERT CHILTERN

MIKE TUPPER as SIR ROBERT CHILTERN

ADELE PERSON as Lady Chiltern

ADELE PERSON as Lady Chiltern

EMILY MUNNS as Mabel Chiltern

EMILY MUNNS as Mabel Chiltern

 
 
BRIAN DUFFY as Mason & Phipps

BRIAN DUFFY as Mason & Phipps

MARY FRIES as MRS. MARCHMONT

MARY FRIES as MRS. MARCHMONT

PETER NORTON as the Earl of Caversham, K.G.

PETER NORTON as the Earl of Caversham, K.G.

AARON WALBRECHER as Vicomte de Nanjac

AARON WALBRECHER as Vicomte de Nanjac

DEANNA THOMAS as THE COUNTESS OF BASILTON

DEANNA THOMAS as THE COUNTESS OF BASILTON

 
 
LAURA NORTON, DIRECTOR

LAURA NORTON, DIRECTOR

RACHEL FRIEDLANDER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

RACHEL FRIEDLANDER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR