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An Ideal Husband   Thursday Jun 1 - ...   $20-$32

An Ideal Husband

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce the final show in its 2016-2017 Season, the witty and “Wilde” AN IDEAL HUSBAND. Oscar Wilde’s scintillating and timely comedy, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, will have 12 performances, including two previews, June 1 through June 24, 2017, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $20 - $32, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. In Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly witty comedy, fate catches up to politician Robert Chiltern when a mysterious woman produces a letter revealing a past misdeed. Is this a public scandal or private shame? One of the more serious of Wilde’s social comedies, AN IDEAL HUSBAND focuses on the often corrupt underpinnings of wealth and power, how information and knowledge in politics hold sway, and how public and personal morality can collide. AN IDEAL HUSBAND also takes a good-natured poke at the institution of marriage, asking us if it is it truly possible to try to have an "ideal" marriage. In the end, Wilde’s message is surprisingly benign: only love really matters, only love will lead to happiness. A play about infidelity and intrigue, political and personal, AN IDEAL HUSBAND remains uncannily relevant more than a century after it was first performed in 1895. “I think the truly great writers and playwrights stick around because they find a way to show a very particular slice of life at a specific moment in time, all the while showing the very universal themes and motivations of the human condition,” Director Hovey says. “Oscar Wilde does this especially brilliantly with AN IDEAL HUSBAND, which makes it topical, scathingly witty and thoroughly entertaining at the same time.”

When: Thursday Jun 1 - Saturday Jun 24

Where: 3535 School Street Lafayette CA

Admission: $20-$32

WebSite: http://www.townhalltheatre.com/main-stage-performances/2016-2017-main-stage-season

Contact: Susan Evans, press@TownHallTheatre.com, 925.283.6673

Category: Antique Shows 1 id: 14089

Summer Sip and Shop   Wednesday Jun 21   $20 preorder; $25 day of

Summer Sip and Shop

Stroll through San Francisco Premium Outlets and taste Livermore Valley's finest wines. Wineries will pour amongst the 130+ retailers for guests as they shop the night away. Tickets include wine tasting, a commemorative wine glass and discounts at participating stores. Gather your favorite shopping and wine tasting pals and head on over to the most luxurious outlets in the Bay Area.

When: Wednesday Jun 21

Where: 2774 Livermore Outlets Dr Livermore CA

Admission: $20 preorder; $25 day of

WebSite: https://www.lvwine.org/event/3020/summer-sip-and-shop

Contact: Bethany Wallace, events@lvwine.org, 925-447-9463

Category: Antique Shows 1 id: 14083