“An Ideal Husband” takes the stage

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Kentwood Players kicks off its 65th Anniversary Year by presenting “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde, which runs from Friday, Jan. 9 to Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. The six-week run will host shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Ave. in Westchester. The production is directed by T. Samantha Barrios and produced by Melodie S. Rivers and Terry Delegeane.

Scandal! Blackmail! Cor-ruption! Full of Wilde’s well-known wit, rapid-fire repartee and social commentary, “An Ideal Husband” is a scathing satire of the British aristocracy filled to the brim with temp-tations, betrayals and secret liaisons. Sir Robert Chiltern, a brilliant politician and perfect gentleman, can do no wrong in the eyes of his charming wife Lady Chiltern. But when the calculating Mrs. Cheveley appears on the scene, Sir Robert’s marriage, reputation, and promising career are put at risk. With his world about to unravel, Sir Robert turns to his lifelong friend Lord Arthur Goring, the most eligible bachelor in town, to extricate him from the web of lies that seeks to undermine both his public and private honor.

Featured in the cast are Gail Bernardi, Harold Dershimer, Lucas Hannig, Michael Hovance, Branda Lock, Doug Mat-tingly, Alicia Reynolds, Melodie S. Rivers, Collette Rutherford, Michael Sandidge, Bruce Starrett, Hollister Starrett, Andrea Stradling and Jack Winnick.

Tickets are $20.00 with a $2.00 discount for seniors, students, servicemen, and Metro riders who present their monthly pass or TAP card when purchasing full price tickets at the box office. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (310) 645- 5156 during box office hours, Wednesday through Satur-day from 4 to 7 p.m. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted. You may also purchase tickets online at www.kentwoodplayers.org. Groups (10 or more) should call (310) 645-5156 and select the Group Sales option.

For more information about Kentwood Players including our current production and upcoming auditions, please visit the Kentwood Players website at www.kentwoodplay-ers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook and Twitter.

To meet the “An Ideal Hus-band” production team and learn more about Kentwood Players and what goes on at the Westchester Playhouse, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Westchester Playhouse, located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

 

“An Ideal Husband” takes the stage