by Oscar WildeDirector Lezlie Wade
LITTLE LIES. BIG LAUGHS.
Based on Oscar Wilde's celebrated classic, this witty and sparkling comedy is one of the most beautiful nights you'll ever have in the theatre. Sir Robert Chiltern enjoys a reputation as the only truly honest man in politics – till an unwelcome visitor threatens to reveal the secret that could destroy his career.
House Program: An Ideal Husband
Production support is generously provided by Nona Macdonald Heaslip and by Dr. Robert & Roberta Sokol.
Support for the 2018 season of the Avon Theatre is generously provided by the Birmingham family.
2018 Publicity Photography by Clay Stang – The Garden
2018: Sir Robert Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird and Marullus, Messala in Julius Caesar. 10th season. Stratford (selected): Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, All My Sons, Bunny, Macbeth (twice), Hamlet (twice), Julius Caesar, The Tempest, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Henry IV (1), Henry IV (2), Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida. Elsewhere: Credits include Twelve Angry Men, Death of a Salesman, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Soulpepper); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.); Private Lives (Chicago Shakespeare). Film/TV: Reign, Republic of Doyle, Warehouse 13, Nikita, The L.A. Complex, Saving Hope, Deadly Hope, The Firm, Lost Girl, Against the Wall, Combat Hospital, Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, Killshot, Hollywoodland. Awards: Dora Award, Best Ensemble (Twelve Angry Men). Past recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Guthrie Award (for outstanding contribution to the Stratford Festival).
2018: Lord Arthur Goring in An Ideal Husband, Mr. Gilmer in To Kill a Mockingbird and Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar. Seventh season. Stratford: Thom in The Virgin Trial, Ned in Shakespeare in Love, Maugrim in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer, Edmund in King Lear, Cassio in Othello and appeared in Bakkhai, The Diary of Anne Frank, Oedipus Rex, The Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, Elektra. Elsewhere: Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Neptune); Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Grand); Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (c2c). Directing: Fleeto, Oh, The Humanity (Tiny Room); Henry IV:I, Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Perchance); The Leisure Society, Autobahn, The Stendhal Syndrome (c2c). Associate Directing: Lear, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale (Groundling). Film/TV: Reign (CW); Republic of Doyle, Diverted, Above and Beyond (CBC). Training: BFA (Acting), University of Alberta.
2018: Lord Caversham in An Ideal Husband, Judge Taylor in To Kill a Mockingbird and Casca in Julius Caesar. 11th season. Stratford: Timon in Timon of Athens, The School for Scandal, Macbeth, All My Sons, The Diary of Anne Frank, She Stoops to Conquer and The Last Wife. Joseph was part of the Stratford company in the 1980s, acting in Love's Labour's Lost, Henry IV, Part 1, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline, Pericles, Measure for Measure and many others. In 2000 he directed Paul Gross as Hamlet, and in 2009 he appeared in Morris Panych's The Trespassers. Elsewhere: Shaw Festival, as actor and director of plays such as When We Are Married, Harvey, Major Barbara and Widowers' Houses. Joseph is proud to be a founding member of Soulpepper, where he has directed and acted in many plays: Our Town, Death of a Salesman and A Christmas Carol.
2018: Phipps in An Ideal Husband and Link Deas in To Kill a Mockingbird. 25th season. Stratford: Timon of Athens, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Changeling, Macbeth, All My Sons, Hamlet, Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, Three Musketeers, Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Richard II, Cymbeline, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Merry Wives of Windsor, Dream, Pericles, Henry V, Henry VI, Shoemakers' Holiday, Treasure Island, Count of Monte Cristo, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Grapes of Wrath, Home, Of Mice and Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, Ah, Wilderness!, Quiet in the Land, The Donnellys. Elsewhere: A Wind in the Willows Christmas, The Yalta Game, Afterplay, Falling: A Wake; Bolsheviki (Infinithéâtre/ATW); Owen, The Melville Boys (TNB); I'll Be Back Before Midnight, Garrison's Garage, Country Hearts (Blyth Festival). Et cetera: Dawson College's Dome Theatre program. Robert lives in Stratford with his wife, Peggy, and children, Mary and Lawrence.
2018: James in An Ideal Husband, Walter Cunningham Sr. in To Kill a Mockingbird and Caius Ligarius in Julius Caesar. Fifth season. Stratford: Lt. Brannigan, Joey Biltmore, Guys and Dolls; Apothecary, Romeo and Juliet; Doctor, Macbeth; Oliver, As You Like It; Deuxfois, The Hypochondriac; Marcellus, Fortinbras, Hamlet; Philip, Pedant, The Taming of the Shrew; Boyet, Love's Labour's Lost; René Descartes, Christina, The Girl King; Red Knight/Walrus, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Elsewhere: Marley, A Christmas Carol; Jaques, As You Like It; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Lucio, Measure for Measure (Citadel); Slim, Of Mice and Men (Canadian Stage/Theatre Calgary); Tybalt/Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Calgary); Everard, Age of Arousal (ATP); Milan, Rock 'n' Roll (Canadian Stage/Citadel); Kent, King Lear; Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night (Freewill). Film/TV: Blackstone, Mixed Blessings. Training: BFA Acting, University of Alberta. Awards: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, Measure for Measure. Et cetera: Former Artistic Director, Freewill Shakespeare Festival (Edmonton). All my love to Breanna and Aidan.
2018: Vicomte de Nanjac in An Ideal Husband, Nathan Radley, Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird and Cinna, Lucilius in Julius Caesar. Fifth season. Stratford: Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, Pericles, The Alchemist, The Physicists, Christina, The Girl King, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, King John. Elsewhere: Lion in Winter (Grand); Am I Not King? (Zone 41); Enron (Theatre Calgary); Beyond the Farm Show (Blyth); The Story (Theatre Columbus); Blue Planet (YPT); Macbeth, Mother Courage (Caravan Farm); A Doll's House (Globe); East of Berlin, The December Man, Around the World in 80 Days, Shakespeare's Dog (ATP). Film/TV: Homefront, Blue Smoke, The Secret of the Nutcracker, See This Movie. Training: NTS. Awards: Stratford's John Hirsch Award; Betty Mitchell Award for Vincent inBrixton; Dora, Betty, META and Winnipeg Theatre Award nominations. Et cetera: Much love to Krystin and my family.
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