The Caltech Playreaders

2020-2021: The 70th Season

All of our readings will be held at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

7:30 pm PDT

A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Barbie Insua

More information about this event will be posted at a later date and its exact format will be subject to the ongoing COVID-19 situtation. The plays performed on each date are subject to change, please check back here for more information as each performance date approaches.

Gerald Arbuthnot bursts into afternoon tea to announce that Lord Illingworth intends to take him under his wing as secretary. The gently barbed chat turns at once to exclamations of congratulation but also of amazement. For Illingworth is a powerful political figure-as well as a rake-while Gerald is a callow youth, unschooled in the ways of the world. Mrs. Arbuthnot, Gerald's mother, further confounds the assemblage by objecting to the high honor that has befallen her son. Oscar Wilde spins out the plot, filled with intrigues and revelations from the past, with a satisfying final come-uppance for... Ah, but why not come and see for yourself?