PNC Students Present “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde

Taming-of-the-ShrewPurdue University North Central students will present "An Ideal Husband" by Oscar Wilde at the Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin St., in Michigan City. The public is invited to the performances on opening night Saturday, April 5, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m.; Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students presenting a valid student ID.

"An Ideal Husband," by Oscar Wilde, marries comedy, drama, and political corruption in an on-stage performance. Throughout the four act play, Wilde uses sophisticated language that delivers the seamless groundwork so the audience can explore the relationships of the upper-class and consequences of their decisions. The plot focuses on a blackmail plan that forces a married couple to reassess their ethical principles. A supporting cast of society matriarchs, young paramours and a formidable female character exchange clever banter, keeping the momentum of the play energetic and lively.

The cast and crew include PNC students Aram Arden, of LaPorte, Lisa Babigian, of LaPorte, Angela Barreto, of New Carlisle, Kevin Biertzer, of La Porte, Brenda Brown, of Michigan City, Kelsey Brumley, of Valparaiso, Elton Dean, of Michigan City, Sarah Dwight, of LaPorte, Kristen Fuller, of Valparaiso, Andrew Gilles, of Walkerton, Shameka Harris, of LaPorte, Ashley Naillieux, of Valparaiso, Michael Piet, of Valparaiso, Kayla Singleton, of New Carlisle, Brett Worthington, of Valparaiso, Travis Ziegler, of Hebron, and Jeff Zimmerman, of Valparaiso. PNC Continuing Lecturer of English Dr. Bethany Lee, of Chesterton, will direct the play.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Lee at (219) 785-5229 or email