The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Theatre & Dance will end its 2014-2015 season with Lady Windermere’s Fan, a four-act comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde.
Performances will take place April 9-11 and 16-18 at 8 p.m. and April 12, 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre, located in duPont Hall on UMW’s Fredericksburg campus.
Lady Windermere’s Fan tells the story of Lady Windermere, the young and happily married wife of Lord Windermere. It is the day of Lady Windermere’s 21st birthday and all is well until she learns the unfortunate news that Lord Windermere is being unfaithful. Lady Windermere struggles to keep her composure while trying to find the truth behind her husband’s supposed infidelity.
Lady Windermere’s Fan first opened in 1892 at the St. James’s Theatre in London. The play was the first of Oscar Wilde’s works to be produced, and became an instant success upon its debut. Wilde’s ability to juxtapose the comedic and the dramatic made “Lady Windermere’s Fan” a timeless classic.
Lady Windermere’s Fan is directed by Cate Brewer, associate professor of theatre. Scenic design is by visiting Associate Professor Niffer Pflager and costume design is by Associate Professor Kevin McCluskey. Lighting design is by student designer Alexander Taggert and sound design is by student designer Madeline Clamp.
Tickets are $18 for standard admission and $16 for students, senior citizens and military. A post-show talkback with the cast, entitled AfterWords, will take place after the matinee performance on April 12.
For further information, call the Klein Theatre Box Office at 540-654-1111 or visit www.fredtix.com.