Meadows Theatre presents ‘An Ideal Husband’ Oct. 15-19

Jennifer St. Angelo, Olivia Williamson, Johnard Washington and Cheryl Lowber in SMU's 2008 production of 'An Ideal Husband'Meadows Theatre continues its 2008-09 season with a new production of Oscar Wilde‘s hugely successful 1895 comedy of love, blackmail and political corruption. An Ideal Husband opens at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center.

The story revolves around a prominent politician whose youthful mistake is threatened with exposure by an aristocratic blackmailer. Social expectations and a Victorian sense of public and private honor contrast with the realities of human imperfection in a play renowned for its wit and insight. The production is directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre James Crawford.

The production runs through Oct. 19 with performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $7 each for faculty, staff and students. Buy tickets online or contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

Above, senior Johnard Washington (center) plays Lord Goring, with (clockwise from left) senior Jennifer St. Angelo as Lady Chiltern, senior Olivia Williamson as Mrs. Cheveley and M.F.A. candidate Cheryl Lowber as Mabel Chiltern. Photography by Linda Blase.

Meadows-Kitchen Dog theatrical collaboration opens Nov. 16

Our Lady of 121st StreetThe Meadows Theatre Division collaborates with Dallas’ acclaimed Kitchen Dog Theater for Our Lady of 121st Street, running Nov. 16-Dec. 15 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC), 3120 McKinney Avenue. The co-production is directed by KDT Co-Artistic Director Tina Parker (’91).

In this recent Off-Broadway hit, written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, a group of friends gather at a Harlem funeral home to mourn the death of a beloved nun from their childhood. As they confront old hurts and the harsh realities of grown-up life, a murder mystery and a few lives begin to unravel.

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