By Sam Steiner Directed by Phil Holden
Every Tuesday night, four unlikely volunteers answer the phones for ‘Brightline.’ Outside, society is falling apart and all their anonymous callers want is reassurance. Unfortunately, what they get is an exhausted and pregnant Frances, a fragile Angie, phlegmatic Jon or the trainee, Joey, on his first shift. ‘An Ideal Husband’: a tender love story, a calculating villainess and a glittering setting in 1895 London society. The play is eerily prescient as it presents the plight of a promising politician desperate to hide a secret from his past. With empathy and wit, Wilde explores love, high society and the relationship between political power and personal morality. Dazzling!