The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Bill Hurlbut

May 17 – June 8, 2019
Matinees: May 26 and June 2 at 2pm

One of the cleverest comedies by one of the greatest writers in the English language, The Importance of Being Earnest has delighted audiences since its premiere in 1885. Wilde’s scintillating, hilarious work introduces us to Jack and Algernon, charming bachelors who are each living a double life, aided by a fictional alter ego called “Ernest.” But the two fall truly in love with a pair of proper young women, Gwendolen and Cecily – both of whom are partial to men named Ernest. Will Jack and Algy be able to bring an end to the charade and convince the formidable Lady Bracknell that they are suitable candidates for marriage? Wicked wit and dead-on social satire are wrapped in a confection of dual identities, matrimonial matters, and the provenance of a particular handbag.

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Producer – Lennie Magida

Algernon Moncrieff – Nicholas Temple
John Worthing, J.P. – Noah Rich
Lady Bracknell – Susan Holliday
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax – Emma Wesslund
Cecily Cardew – Camille Pozderac
Miss Laetitia Prism – Karen Fleming
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. – Stephen P. Johnson
Lane and Merriman – Tom Schiller

Production Team:
Stage Manager – Denise Gilmore
Set Design – Maggie Modig
Set Construction – Steve Leshin
Lighting Design – Don Slater
Hair/Makeup – Maureen Roult
Sound Design – Jeff Miller
Properties Design and Set Decoration – Malca Giblin
Dialect Coach – Gary Sullivan
Artistic Liaison – Clare Palace