Sept. 28, 2016 — College of Central Florida Theatre will present “Lady Windermere’s Fan” Oct. 26-30 in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-29 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. Doors open to the public 30 minutes before each performance.
“‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’ is an Oscar Wilde classic,’” said director Andrew Crusse, CF associate professor of Theatre. “Not just a costume drama, the play explores potent themes, aristocratic behavior, reflections of the human condition and misconception all wrapped up in elegance and subtle humor. Audiences young and old will delight in the opulence and intelligence of Wilde’s writing and the flair for the extravagant.”
The four-act comedy concerns Lady Windermere, who suspects that her husband, Lord Windermere, is having an affair with another woman. She confronts him and he denies it, but then he invites the other woman to his wife’s birthday ball. Lady Windermere decides to leave her husband for another lover.
After discovering what has transpired, the mistress attempts to persuade Lady Windermere to return to her husband. It is revealed that the mistress is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family 20 years ago. The mistress/mother then sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for non-CF students, and free for CF students, faculty and staff with valid ID. Call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu.