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.”

Produced in Partnership with:

Stephen Burdman, Founding Artistic Director

This World Premiere production will move from Cincinnati to Off-Broadway in New York City!

A.R.T./New York Mezzanine Theatre
502 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
March 3-26, 2023
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Ademide Akintilo*


Tora 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

    Artistic Associate/Casting Director

  • Elizabeth Robinson*

    Production 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: