The Rewards of Being Frank

The Rewards of Being Frank

by Alice Scovell

January 27 – February 18, 2023

Previews January 25 and 26

Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest” finally receives an uproarious sequel in this world premiere.  Shenanigans ensue when lovebirds Algy and Cecily and Ernest and Gwendolen are revisited 7 years after their nuptials.  As the young couples are on the search for a new schoolmaster to instruct their children, they must avoid the pitfalls of mistaken identity, monetary mischief, and a timeless struggle over cucumber sandwiches. Do not miss this exciting new tour-de-FARCE that will instruct you on the “The Rewards of Being Frank.”

Run time: 2 hours and 10 minutes total (including a 15 minute intermission)

Produced in Partnership with:

Stephen Burdman, Founding Artistic Director

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NYC Send Off Night

Final Performance, Saturday February 18, 2023 at 7:30pm

Start spreading the news because “The Rewards of Being Frank” is heading to New York City!  Join us for a special toast before the closing night of the production as we wish the cast and creative team “bon voyage” before they head to the big city after the run here in Cincinnati.

Pre-Show champagne toast included in tickets to the February 18, 2023, 7:30pm performance.

Moboluwaji Ademide Akintilo*


Tora Nogami Alexander*


Jeremy Dubin*


James Evans*


Kelly Mengelkoch*


Christine Pedi*

Lady Bracknell

  • Stephen Burdman**


  • Samantha Reno

    Scenic Designer

  • Rainy Edwards

    Costume Designer

  • Justen N. Locke

    Lighting Designer (CSC)

  • Deborah Constantine+

    Associate Lighting Designer (NY Classical)

  • Alex Brock

    Sound Designer

  • Kara Eble Trusty

    Properties Designer

  • Stephanie Klapper

    Casting Director

  • Sarah Summerwell

    Voice/Speech Coach

  • Elizabeth Robinson*

    Production Stage Manager

  • Brenna Bishop*

    Assistant Stage Manager

  • *Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

  • **Member SDC- Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

  • +Member United Scenic Artists

Design Sponsors:

Tea Sponsor:

Rick and Melissa Eder

Season Sponsors: