The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Main Stage Series
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
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
UNCOMMON SENSE SERIES EVENTS
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