Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermer's Fan

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Directed by
Victoria Lantz

February 21-24 2018
Erica Starr Theatre

About the Show

The story concerns Lady Windermere, who suspects that her husband is having an affair with another woman. She confronts him with it but although he denies it, he invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday ball. Angered by her husband's supposed unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere decides to leave her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before the time the play is set. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage.

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Oscar Wilde Author

In 1854 Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin to affluent parents. His father was a prominent surgeon and archaeologist; his mother was a witty poet, Irish nationalist, and feminist. Wilde excelled at the Portola Royal school and then at Trinity College, where he took the Gold Medal for Greek. In 1878 he won a scholarship to Magdalen College at Oxford. Wilde attracted a crowd of admirers for his witty, intellectual lectures and his outrageous cult of “aestheticism.” He believed in art-for-art’s-sake, a philosophy he had learned from his association with John Ruskin, an art critic and Oxford don. A very successful lecture tour of America in the early 1880s on “The Principles of Aestheticism” earned him much-needed income as well as an international reputation. His marriage to Constance Mary Lloyd in 1884 produced two children; it was during this time he wrote his best works: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). These works brought him financial success and the admiration of the literary circles. His reputation as an insightful, witty, and urbane playwright was established worldwide. In the early 1890s, at the peak of his career, Wilde entered into a destructive romantic relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed “Bosie.” After Bosie’s disapproving father, Lord Queensbeery, insulted Wilde, the playwright foolishly sued for defamation of character. Queensbeery’s return suit for “depravity” resulted in Wilde’s conviction for sodomy—and a two-year jail sentence. After serving his sentence, Wilde emerged from jail bankrupt, scandalized, and spiritually bereft. He lived alone in France until his death from cerebral meningitis in 1900. His remains are buried in Paris.

Meet the Cast

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    Jeremy Gee

  • Zachary Willis Headshot
    Zachary Willis

  • Bryson Baugus Headshot
    Bryson Baugus

  • Kiaya Scott Headshot
    Kiaya Scott

  • Bree Cloud Headshot
    Bree Cloud

  • Oleode Oshtse Headshot
    Oleode Oshtse

  • Calli Nebe Headshot
    Calli Nebe

  • Molly Jasper Headshot
    Molly Jasper

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    Tesla Cadena

  • A Rhyan Samford Headshot
    A'Rhyan Samford

  • Cassidy Ochs Headshot
    Cassidy Ochs

  • Hunter Burke Headshot
    Hunter Burke