Going (Oscar) Wilde at the winery

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery and Twisted Tree Theatre/Bare Bones Production have joined forces to produce Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband.

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery and Twisted Tree Theatre/Bare Bones Production have joined forces for a second year to produce one of Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular plays, An Ideal Husband.

Performances run until mid August.

Set in Victorian England, the comedy centres around sex, blackmail and political corruption. It is a brilliant mix of farce and morality, infused with pithy witticisms, satirizing the conventions and social hypocrisy of the time.

This is the second year that Twisted Tree has performed at Township 7’s Okanagan vineyard and the first at the Langley winery, 21152 16 Ave., where performances will be held on Aug. 12 and 13.

Open seating begins at 6 p.m., with the play starting at 7 p.m. Al fresco picnics and wines by the glass will be available for purchase. Wilde at the Winery tickets are available through Twisted Tree Theatre Company at 604-803-1166, jen@twistedtreetheatre.com or Township 7’s Langley location, 604-532-1766 or wine@township7.com.

“Wine and the arts are truly a perfect pairing. We’re proud to support the marriage of the two with one of our own winery employees, Jen Viens, and her up-and-coming Twisted Tree theatre company,” said Mike Raffan, owner of Township 7.

“We encourage theatre enthusiasts from across the Pacific Northwest to join us at our two wineries and be entertained by one of Oscar Wilde’s outstandingly funny plays, with biting political satire that is as relevant today as it was in over a century ago,” he added.

Twisted Tree Theatre company’s staff focus on producing high-quality, entertaining and accessible live theatre, drama programming and instruction, and community support to foundations and organizations with a focus on children and the arts.

Tickets are $20 with partial proceeds to be donated to Blacklock Fine Arts School in Langley and the Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival.