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Oscar Wilde



Lady Windermere's Fan

Passion and intrigue among the upper classes form the basis of Lady Windermere's Fan, Oscar Wilde's first successful play, which displays his trademark wit and wisdom. Beautiful and innocent Lady Windermere finds out that her husband has been keeping company with the scandalous and mysterious Mrs. Erlynne. Her discovery unleashes a host of tensions at her 21st birthday party, where London's elite have gathered to gossip.

Cast

Narrator - Noel Badrian
Duchess of Berwick - Linda Barrans
Mrs. Cowper-Cowper and Rosalie - Tiffany Halla Colonna
Mr. Hopper - Denis Daly
Lady Windermere - Amanda Friday
Lady Agatha - Susan Iannucci
Mrs. Erlynne - Elizabeth Klett
Lord Darlington - Ben Lindsey-Clark
Lady Stutfield - Erin Loutitt
Cecil Graham - Chris Marcellus
Mr. Dumby - Jeff Moon
Lady Plymdale - PJ Morgan
Lord Windermere - David Prickett
Parker - Peter Tucker
Lord Augustus Lorton - Alan Weyman
Lady Jedburgh - Leanne Yau



The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest is Wilde's most famous and oft-produced play. First performed in 1895, and subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," it shows Wilde at his satirical and scathingly witty best. It follows the misadventures of Algy and Jack as they attempt to woo and wed Cecily and Gwendolen under the assumed name "Ernest," much to the disapproval of the aristocratic Lady Bracknell.









Cast
Algernon Moncrieff - Ben Lindsey-Clark
Lane - Denis Daly
John Worthing - Jeff Moon
Gwendolen Fairfax - Amanda Friday
Lady Bracknell - Elizabeth Klett
Cecily Cardew - Tiffany Halla Colonna
Merriman - Alan Weyman
Rev. Canon Chasuble - Noel Badrian
Miss Prism -  PJ Morgan

Stage directions read by Erin Louttit


Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett



 An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, and takes place over the course of twenty-four hours. "Sooner or later," Wilde notes, "we shall all have to pay for what we do." But he adds that, "No one should be entirely judged by their past." Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, it is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece and is one of his most frequently produced plays.







Cast

Lord Caversham - Alan Weyman
Mabel Chiltern - Amanda Friday
Lord Goring - Ben Lindsey-Clark
Sir Robert Chiltern - Chris Marcellus
Mason - David Prickett
Mr. Montford and Harold - Denis Daly
Lady Chiltern - Elizabeth Klett
Mrs. Marchmont - Erin Louttit
James - Jeff Moon
Lady Markby - Linda Barrans
Phipps - Noel Badrian
Vicomte de Nanjac - Peter Tucker
Mrs. Cheveley - PJ Morgan
Lady Basildon - Leanne Yau

Stage directions read by Tiffany Halla Colonna


Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett



 A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance takes place in a 24 hour period during a house party hosted by Lady Hunstanton at her country estate. The upper echelons of English society mix, mingle, and flirt, including Lady Caroline Pontefract (who is on her fourth husband), the witty and ironic Mrs. Allonby, and the dandyish Lord Illingworth. Wilde balances these worldly characters with a visiting young American woman, Hester Worsley, who becomes attracted to the earnest Gerald Arbuthnot, soon to become Lord Illingworth's secretary. When Gerald's mother pays a visit, however, the secret of his scandalous parentage will be revealed, and more than one future placed in jeopardy.







Cast

Lord Alfred: Alan Weyman
Lady Hunstanton: PJ Morgan
Lord Illingworth: Ben Lindsey-Clark
Farquhar: Chris Marcellus
Gerald Arbuthnot: David Prickett
Archdeacon: Denis Daly
Mrs. Arbuthnot: Elizabeth Klett
Mrs. Allonby: Erin Louttit
Francis: Jeff Moon
Lady Caroline Pontefract: Linda Barrans
Sir John Pontefract: Noel Badrian
Mr. Kelvil: Peter Tucker
Alice: Leanne Yau
Hester Worsley: Susan Iannucci
Lady Stutfield: Tiffany Halla Colonna

Stage directions read by Amanda Friday

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett




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