Victorian Players to stage ‘Lady Windermere’

Staff report


The Victorian Players’ production of Oscar Wilde’s “Lady Windermere’s Fan” opens Friday and runs for three-consecutive weekends.

The play — Wilde’s first stage success — premiered in 1892. Deemed a clever and witty social tragicomedy melodrama, it is still relevant and widely performed today.

Wilde called his play “the story of a good woman,” but which one is she? Is it the irreproachable Lady Windermere or the social reprobate Mrs. Erlynne? And what actions will a good woman’s goodness prompt her to take?

The cast of the Victorian production includes Grace Offerdahl as Lady Windermere and Kim Akins as Mrs. Erlynne.

In supporting roles are Ryan Newell, Carlos Rivera, Gary Deckant, C. Richard Haldi, Tom Kusiowski, John Dalbec, Mike Brady, Trudy Mason, Brandi Hughes, Cheri DiGregory, Marisa Keshock, Anita Weinstock, Audrey Allen, Yvonne Andrews, Karen Gagliano, Rex Judd, Bill Nibert and Alphonso West. Tom Copeland is the director.

Tickets are $12 ($9 for seniors and students). On May 11 — Mother’s Day — mothers will be admitted free when they come with their children.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Note that there will be no performance May 10.

Victorian Players Theater is at 702 Mahoning Ave. For reservations, call 330-746-5455.

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