Sunday May 19, 2013 / 2:00pmAn Ideal Husband
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What is amazing is that this imaginative, natural, and realistic performance was by a theater company that worked for the pure pleasure of it. They don't make a dime-from the ticket takers, the actors to the director. The play was a delight, as after ten minutes the audience was part of the social elite of London in 1895, through the cynical but brilliant vision of Oscar Wilde. The monologue in the last act was a man declaiming to his best friend's wife, "Women do not have the aspirations of men, are more into emotions than calculated reason and ambition......" It went on to elaborate this thought, which was not meant as irony, but a clear expression of the thinking of that time in the western world. Women were a step up from children, with minimal civil rights. Great evening of period theater.