A Wilde time Theater

September 03, 1998|By J. Wynn Rousuck

There's been a resurgence of interest in Oscar Wilde lately - from the off-Broadway hit "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde" to the Stephen Fry movie "Wilde." Not to be left out, Washington's Shakespeare Theatre is producing one of the playwright's less frequently revived comedies, "A Woman of No Importance," currently in previews and opening Tuesday.

Under Michael Kahn's direction, designing woman Dixie Carter stars as Mrs. Arbuthnot, a woman with a secret. Most recently, Carter appeared on Broadway as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's "Master Class." Her husband, Hal Holbrook, will play Shylock in Kahn's production of "The Merchant of Venice" at the Shakespeare Theatre later this season.

Show times for "A Woman of No Importance" at the Shakespeare Theatre, 450 7th St. N.W., Washington, are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except Sept. 6) and noon Oct. 14 and 15. It runs through Oct. 17. Tickets are $14-$56. Call 202-547-1122.

Pub Date: 9/03/98

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