“Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.” The glittering greatness of Oscar Wilde graces the Bruns stage for the first time since 2008’s An Ideal Husband with this satin-lined skewering of marriage, morals, and “polite” society. Noted director and actor Moore—who portrayed Jon in Ghost Light at Berkeley Rep and OSF—makes his Bay Area directorial debut with Wilde’s lesser-known, but thoroughly brilliant, comic melodrama.
The run time for Lady Windermere’s Fan is two hours and 10 minutes: Part one is approximately one hour long; the intermission is 15 minutes long; and part two runs for approximately 55 minutes.
Please note: This production includes the smoking of electronic cigars and of cigarettes made from herbal tea leaves.
Christopher Liam Moore - Director
Annie Smart - Set Designer
Meg Neville - Costume Designer
York Kennedy - Lighting Designer
Will McCandless - Sound Designer
Philippa Kelly - Resident Dramaturg
Lynne Soffer - Dialect Coach*
Rami Margron - Movement Coach
Laxmi Kumaran - Rehearsal Stage Manager*
Deirdre Rose Holland - Performance Stage Manager*
Thomas Chapman - Assistant Director
Adin Walker - Assistant Director
Ted Boyce-Smith - Assistant Lighting Designer
Dana Gal - Production Assistant
Aldo Billingslea* - Lord Windermere
L. Peter Callender* - Mr. Dumby
James Carpenter* - Lord Augustus
Dan Clegg * - Cecil Graham
Nick Gabriel* - Lord Darlington
Emily Kitchens* - Lady Windermere
Rami Margron* - Lady Plymdale/Lady Agatha/Rosalie
Stacy Ross* - Mrs. Erlynne
Danny Scheie* - Duchess Of Berwick/Lady Jedburgh
Tyee Tilghman* - Hopper
Bruce Carlton - Parker
Ellen & Joffa Dale
Michael & Virginia Ross
Sharon & Barclay Simpson
Helen & John Meyer
Craig & Kathy Moody
Teresa & Patrick Sullivan
Nancy & Jerry Falk
David & Diane Goldsmith
Barbara E. Jones
John Kemp & Mary Brutocao
Monica Salusky & John Sutherland
*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association.
A podcast of a pre-performance Lady Windermere's Fan Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly.
Listen to the talk on the Cal Shakes blog here.
Listen to the talk using the player below by pressing the arrow .
“a smart, funny … engrossing ride.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“a sparkling revival” —Contra Costa Times/San Jose Mercury News
“juicy fun ... constantly tempered by something real.” —Theater Dogs
“…nothing can dim the brilliance or temper the warmth of this utterly delightful, thoroughly sparkling show.” —Napa Valley Register
“Moore's production is delightful, leavened by Wilde's reliable wit and the energy of so much talent on one stage.” —KQED
“Moore has managed to infuse Wilde's play with a rare level of humanity, transforming the sexual politics of Victorian England into a much deeper lesson.” —My Cultural Landscape
“It is a glory to watch the seasoned cast at Cal Shakes… It's difficult to describe just how fun this all is.” —TheatreStorm
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