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Date:
October 22, 2021 - October 30, 2021
Time:
8:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Time Details:
Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021 at 8:00 PM Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021 at 8:00 PM Sun, Oct 24th, 2021 at 2:30 PM Fri, Oct 29th, 2021 at 8:00 PM Sat, Oct 30th, 2021 at 8:00 PM COVID COMPLIANCE: Patrons will be required to show proof of full vaccination (at least one dose of J&J or two doses of Moderna or Pfizer) or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of curtain time, so please plan accordingly. Patrons will wear masks covering both their mouth and nose at all times when on LTN’s property. Anyone refusing to follow LTN’s health and safety guidelines will be required to leave the property without a refund.
Location:

Little Theatre of Norfolk

Address:
801 Claremont Street
Norfolk, VA 23507
Cost:
Adult: $18 Full-time Student : $15 Military: $15 Senior (age 60+): $15 Youth (17 and Under): $9
ADA:
Yes
Old timey poster for the play An Ideal Husband. Actors in Victorian clothes.
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Little Theatre of Norfolk presents "An Ideal Husband" by Oscar Wilde

Friday, October 22, 2021

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.

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 When Sir Robert changes his stance on the canal, Lady Chiltern questions his decision, urging him to stay true to his morals. 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.

Synopsis Credit:

Eleanor Cohn-Eichner, StageAgent.com

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