The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

August 4 - August 20, 2023

Avoiding an unwanted social engagement? Two bachelors have found way out! Gallivanting under the false identity of “Earnest,” “bunburying” is the perfect solution to avoiding one's duties and responsibilities by claiming to have appointments to see a fictitious person. But their convoluted schemes of trivial deception and disguise become the delights of fools when they fall for two women who only love men named Earnest. Are romantic engagements possible if they avoid their true identity? Farcical fun abounds in one of the funniest comedies in the English language, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, dubiously dubbed “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”

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Tora Nogami Alexander*

Tora Nogami Alexander*

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Darnell Pierre Benjamin*

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Burgess Byrd*

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Billy Chace*

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Jeremy Dubin*

John "Jack" Worthing/Ernest

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James Evans*

Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff

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Kelly Mengelkoch*

Gwendolen Fairfax

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Christine Pedi*

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Brian Isaac Phillips+

Lindsey Augusta Mercer
Assistant Director

Samantha Reno
Scenic Designer

Rainy Edwards
Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Kevin Semancik
Sound Designer

Kara Eble Trusty
Properties Designer

Cole Sweasy*
Production Stage Manager

Abby Sherr
Assistant Stage Manager

Kate Bindus
Production Manager

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