The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
October 5 - October 15, 2017
Directed by: Jean Randich
Running Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes including 2 10-minute intermissions
Recommended Ages: 10 and up (PG)
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

Main Stage Series

There is no wit quite like Wilde. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde blends the absurdities of farce with the sharp critique of social satire, creating one of the most highly regarded comedies of all time. The play follows the double lives of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, men who invent circumstances that give them excuses to escape the strictures of family, duty, and social responsibility. But once you begin lying, how do you know when to stop? As each man’s romantic interest becomes entangled in the web of fantasies and deceits, Wilde’s characters find themselves in a dizzying world in which “the truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

The Saturday, October 14th at 2:00pm will be ASL Interpreted.

This production is co-sponsored by The Rainbow Center


Rainbow Center Out To Lunch (OTL) Lecture Series
October 4: Jean Randich & Lindsay Cummings; "Gender, Sexuality and 'Bunburying' in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'"

Dine with Design
Join us on Wednesday evenings prior to the show for dinner and conversation.
Wednesday, October 11 at 5:45pm in the Jorgensen Gallery
Tickets are $25* each and seating is limited to 25 patrons.

Join us after the show for a conversation with the cast and create team about the production.
Following the Thursday, October 12th 7:30pm and Saturday, October 14th 2:00pm performances

*Does not include tickets to the show.


Scenic Design / Pedro Guevara

Costume Design / Taowen Pan

Lighting Design / Danielle Verkennes

Sound Design / Teddy Carraro

Dramaturg / Gabriella Medvick

Stage Manager / Tom Kosis



Jak Worthing / Nick Nudler

Algernon Moncrieff / Stephon Pettway*

Gwendolen Fairfax / Tabatha Gayle

Cecily Cardew / Gillian Pardi

Lady Bracknell / Liz McCartney*

Rev. Canon Chasuble / Jacob Harris Wright

Miss Prism / Vivienne James

Lane, a manservant / Coleman Churchill

Merriman, a butler / Anthony Giovino

* - Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association