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‘An Ideal Husband’ Marks Final Theatre Performance for BYU Fall Season

Director Andrea Gunoe presents a fresh take on the Oscar Wilde classic

Livestreamed Performances:

  • December 3, 7:30 p.m.
  • December 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • December 5, 7:30 p.m.

For the final theatre performance of the fall season, the BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts has chosen the classic comedy “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde. Written in 1893, the story addresses themes of politics, marriage and masculinity. Director Andrea Gunoe is currently a PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She explained why this play felt like the right choice for 2020. “The department really wanted to do a comedy to brighten up this year that has been so difficult for so many. ‘An Ideal Husband’ is so funny and witty in that unique Oscar Wilde way, but it also has important social commentary that feels very current,” she said. “It asks questions about what it means to perform a sense of perfection for the world, versus actually living a virtuous life.” Read the full article at BYU Arts.