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The Importance of Being Earnest

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A play by Oscar Wilde
Presented by Phoenix Theatre
Directed by Julie Martin

Oscar Wilde’s bitingly clever farce, The Importance of Being Earnest revolves around a ridiculous case of manufactured mistaken identity. Set in the 1890’s, it is the story of two gentlemen friends using the same pseudonym, Ernest. Both men fall in love with women who believe them to be Ernest Worthing, which naturally causes confusion when the two women meet. Add in a domineering mother, a misplaced baby in a handbag, an imaginary invalid, along with Oscar Wilde’s sarcastic wit, and you have all the elements of a wickedly good, period comedy.
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Cast for The Importance of Being Earnest

John Worthing, J.P. - David Oakes

Algernon Moncrieff - Chris Heineman

Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. - Greg Nixon

Merriman - Mary Ann Valentine

Lane - Dan Williams

Lady Bracknell - Helene Olson-Reed

Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax - Marcy Watzl

Cecily Cardew - Anna Ostendorf

Miss Prism - Sara Hoffman


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