An Ideal Husband

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Every January, the Walnut Street Theatre presents something a little more adventurous, challenging or controversial than the mainstream, populist fare that has made the company the world’s largest subscriber-based theater.  This year, the company turns to one of theater’s greatest wordsmiths with their presentation of playwright-turned-prisoner Oscar Wilde’s clever comedy about morality in politics. An Ideal Husband features an all-star Philadelphia cast led by the talented Ian Merrill Peakes (who plays the outwardly respectable politician Sir Robert Chiltern). The play is set in motion when an old acquaintance threatens to reveal a secret that would ruin the illustrious Chiltern’s carefully cultivated public persona. It’s a complex tale of hidden indiscretions, ethical ambiguity and the particular challenges faced by those in the public eye. Peakes is joined on stage by the gifted Jennie Eisenhower, who portrays the regal politician’s wife Lady Chiltern, the always brilliant Charlotte Northeast as Mrs. Marchmont and local acting legend Grace Gonglewski as Lady Basildon. -J. Cooper Robb

8pm. $10-$85. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215.574.3550. walnutstreettheatre.org

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WHEN
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
8pm. $10-$85

WHERE
Walnut Street Theatre , 825 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 01/15/2013. .

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