THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
BY OSCAR WILDE
Wilde’s endearing and enduring comedy promises to delight with mistaken identities, romance, social commentary and a touch of fantasy!
Two young men, Jack and Algernon, are seeking love and excitement.
Jack has invented a wicked and irresponsible younger brother named Ernest to provide him with an excuse to escape his responsibilities in the country. Jack adopts the name of Ernest when he is in the city in pursuit of love and the hand of the sophisticated Gwendolen. Algernon adopts the role of Ernest to escape family responsibilities in the city and goes into the country in search of love and the mysterious Cecily.
Like the characters, the audience will escape into the entertaining and playful world of Wilde’s comedy.
Sept 16th, 2021 – Oct 17th, 2021
Evening & Matinee Performances available
Adult $28, Students (18 & under) $22
Ticket prices include applicable taxes & fees
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This special 90-minute, one-act adaptation is given a fantastical and playful contemporary setting brought to life by a company of talented local actors and directed by Capitol Theatre’s Artistic Director, Susan Ferley. The cast includes several Northumberland Players and other luminous local talents.
Director – Susan Ferley
Algernon Moncrief – Matthew Walker
Jack Worthing – Marc Ludwig
Lady Bracknell – Kim Brouwer
Gwendolen – Lauren Murphy
Miss Prism – Rebecca Rennicks
Cecily – Mackenzie Annis
Lane – Abby Corkery
Doctor Chasuble – Peter McLaughlin
Merriman – Tim Annis