Determined not to trust her husband when circumstances suggest he has been unfaithful, the winsome yet independent Lady Windermere resolves to leave him for another. But the true nature of her husband’s relationship with the “other woman” is very different from what the young bride assumes it to be.
Oscar Wilde’s clever gem was immediately welcomed as a delightful comedy in 1892 London’s West End. Juxtaposing the comic and the serious, it is actually a thinly-veiled attack on the hypocrisy of manners and morals in late Victorian London.
Lady Windermere’s Fan will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, and Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, March 31. The production will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. In addition, 2 p.m. matinees are on stage Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29 (with post-show discussion).
Costume, hair and makeup design is by Maureen T. Stevens, associate professor/costume, hair and makeup designer. Set design is by associate professor/scenic designer and production manager David Dwyer. Light design is by Patty Rihn and the sound coordinator is Glenn Bernardis. The stage manager is theatre design/production major Andrew Hayes of Tonawanda, N.Y. Assistant stage managers are theatre performance majors Mersedez Hoover of Beaver, Pa., and Alana Arman of Grand Island, N.Y.
Niagara University theatre performance majors who are in the cast include Brendan Didio (Lord Windermere) of Oneida, N.Y.; Johnny J. Barden IV (Lord Darlington) of Buffalo, N.Y.; Colin Reboy (Lord Augustus Lorton) of Tonawanda, N.Y.; Brett Anthony Klaczyk (Mr. Dumby) of Angola, N.Y.; Connor Caso (Mr. Cecil Graham) of Lewiston, N.Y.; Jonathan O’Rourke (Mr. Hopper) of Buffalo, N.Y.; Kevin Trala (Parker) of Lackawanna, N.Y.; Elena Victoria Feliz (Lady Windermere) of Tonawanda, N.Y.; Karen Harty (The Duchess of Berwick) of Williamsville, N.Y.; Sabrina Kahwaty (Lady Agatha Carlisle) of East Amherst, N.Y.; Mary Elizabeth Martin (Lady Plymdale) of Albion, N.Y.; Krista Cantrell (Lady Stutfield) of Syracuse, N.Y.; Rachael Buchanan (Lady Jedburgh) of Cicero, N.Y.; Marquise Tomasik (Mrs. Cowper-Cowper) of Monroe, Mich. ; Anna Krempholtz (Mrs Erlynne) of East Aurora, N.Y.; Carly Weldy (Rosalie) of West Seneca, N.Y.; Justine Pope (Footman) of Tonawanda, N.Y.; and Jeremy Warsitz (Footman) of Sinclairville, N.Y.
For more information and tickets, please visit http://theatre.niagara.edu.