April 12, 2012
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts Presents the Oscar Wilde's Comedy of Manners “Lady Windermere's Fan"
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents “Lady Windermere's Fan,” by Oscar Wilde. The production will run from April 25-29 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre of Webster University's Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road. Curtain time is 8 p.m., except Sunday, which will have a 2 p.m. matinee only. Admission is $12 for the general public and $6 for senior adults and students. For ticket reservations, please call the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.
"Lady Windermere's Fan" was Oscar Wilde’s first produced play, and it was an instant success on the London stage. Chronicling a series of misunderstandings and deceptions in the high society world of Victorian London, critics and audiences alike were charmed by Wilde’s trademark wit and intelligence.
On the eve of Lady Windermere's 21st Birthday, she receives a new fan from her husband of two years. Lady Windermere considers leaving her husband when she discovers that he may be unfaithful with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, the beautiful and mysterious Mrs. Erlynne, to her birthday ball. The revelations that follow turn Lady Windermere’s world upside down.
Visiting director Paul Barnes directs "Lady Windermere's Fan."