SEATTLE -- The current White House scandal may prove an unexpected boon to Seattle Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband.
This typically witty Wilde farce deals with the scandal that may destroy up and coming politician Sir Robert Chiltern. Faced with possible ruin via the threats of blackmailing Mrs. Cheveley, Sir Robert and his best friend Lord Goring have to do some quick thinking & maneuvering to safeguard his reputation.
Stephen Wadsworth, noted director and teacher at the Metropolitan Opera, and co-author of "A Quiet Place with Leonard Bernstein" will direct.
Featured among the cast are Sarah Brooke, Lise Bruneau, Mark Capri, Julie Eccles, Katie Forgette, Henry Lubatti, Michelle Morain, Barbara Oliver, Rick Tutor, W. Francis Walters, and Jeff Woodman.
An Ideal Husband previews from Mar. 7, opening Mar. 11 and running through April 5 at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St. in Seattle Center. For tickets ($10-$40) call (206) 443-2222. -- By David-Edward Hughes