THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Written by Oscar Wilde • Director: Beatriz Esteban-Messina
Performances August 24-27, 2017 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church
The Importance of Being Earnest - the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies - is the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. As the pair struggle to keep up with their own stories, they become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities while capturing the struggle of four passionate lovers trying to conform to expectations and, in the most roundabout and delightfully funny way possible, love who they wish and live how they want.
Featuring John Fraissinet, Noah Lewis, Ross Pohling, Lou Ann Salkin, Veronica Shea, Abigail Stokes, Francesca Stokes, Geoffrey Waumans, and Judy Wilson
Stage Mangaged by Marilyn Schilkie