A Good Woman
Based on Oscar Wilde’s waspish morality play, ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’; ‘A Good Woman’ is a light and fluffy period romantic comedy in a fresh 1930s setting. Mrs. Erlynne, who describes herself as poor and infamous, having been driven from New York society by jealous wives, sees a news photo of wealthy Lord Windermere and his young wife: she heads for the romantic Amalfi Coast to be among the rich and famous for ‘the season’ and to snare Mr. Windermere. Gossips twitter as he spends his afternoons with her, his wife blissfully innocent as she blushingly fends off attentions from a young English nobleman, an international playboy who thinks he’s in love. Mrs. Erlynne is also pursued by a worldly-wise older English nobleman. Mrs. Windermere’s 20th birthday party approaches. An intricate web of secrets and lies emerges as the scandal spreads. There is some delicious dialogue and spirited performances.