Monday, September 9, 2019

"An Ideal Husband"

An Ideal Husband
Oscar Wilde
Pear Theatre

Aaron Weisberg and Tom Farley
In the midst of his own infidelities to his wife via his live-in, male lover becoming headlines and a life-ruining court case, the famed and wildly popular poet, playwright, and novelist (as well as celebrated, itinerant speaker in the U.S.), Oscar Wilde, wrote a play still widely produced almost 125 years later, one ironically titled – given his own situation – An Ideal Husband.  Pear Theatre stages a totally pleasing, well-acted-and-directed An Ideal Husband in which themes of political corruption, wealth at any costs, deception, and blackmail are countered by those of the power of friendship, love, and forgiveness – themes still very relevant in our own current, best-and-worst-of-times environment.

For my full review, please proceed to Talkin' Broadway:

Rating: 4.5 E

An Ideal Husband continues through September 17, 2019 at Pear Theatre, 1110 LaAvenida, Mountain View.  Tickets are available at or by calling 650-254-1148.

Photo by Michael Kruse Craig

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