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Pictured: Sam Bianchini
Ghostlight Ensemble has announced the cast and production team for Oscar Wilde’s AN IDEAL HUSBAND.
Directed by Holly Robinson, the production features Sam Bianchini (Mrs. Cheveley), Richard Engling (Lord Caversham), Alex Ireys (Lord Goring), Song Marshall (Lady Basildon), Allison McCorkle (Mrs. Marchmont), Halie Merrill (Mabel Chiltern), Stephanie Monday (Lady Markby), Maddie Pell (Lady Chiltern), Sebastian Summers (Vicomte de Nanjac), Michael Wagman (Mason/Phipps) and Aaron Wertheim (Robert Chiltern).
The production team includes Janette Bauer (Production Manager), Jennnifer Roseman (Stage Manager), Sam Gribben (Scenic Designer), Stefanie Johnson (Costume Designer) and Chad Wise (Props Designer).
From the press release: “In AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Sir Robert Chiltern — a virtuous government minister who built his fortune on a single dishonest act — is blackmailed by Mrs. Cheveley, who wants his assistance in another dishonest scheme. The fallout from this long-buried secret threatens to destroy his career and his marriage.”
“What I think is often missed when thinking about AN IDEAL HUSBAND is how deeply human the people and problems in the play actually are,” says Robison. “What is striking when reading the play is how many of the problems in Victorian England are still problems for us, now. The wealthy still have far too much power, and even people with the best intentions are forced to chase wealth, which all too often leads to moral compromise.
AN IDEAL HUSBAND runs April 7th – April 28th at Berger Park’s North Mansion in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago (6205 N. Sheridan Rd.). For more information visit GhostlightEnsemble.com