The Importance of Being Earnest

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

by Oscar Wilde

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ON OUR STAGE IN OUR 81ST SEASON

January 9-11, 16-18, and 23-25, 2009
Produced in Cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.

THE SHOW

In this masterpiece by Oscar Wilde, Jack Worthington pretends to have a devilish younger brother named “Earnest,” whom he uses to hide his own misdeeds. When his friend Algernon Montcrieff discovers that Jack has a secret identity, and an attractive ward named Cecily Cardew, he also dons the “Earnest” disguise in order to woo her. At the same time, Jack uses “Earnest” to propose to Algernon’s cousin Gwendolyn. Upon meeting for the first time, Gwendolyn and Cecily soon discover they have two things in common: a penchant for men named Earnest, and an engagement to “Earnest Worthing.” More trouble occurs when the domineering Lady Bracknell, the puritan Miss Prism, and the romantic Rev. Canon Chasuble get involved in this witty comedy of manners and mistaken identity.

THE CREW

Director: Paul Bruce
Assistant Director: Trisha Lashchuk
Producer: Colleen Meade Ripper
Stage Manager: Kevin Rider
assisted by Tim Carney, Jake Dombrowski, Pat Landino, and Sarah Mayne
Set Design: Paul Bruce
Stage Construction: Jeff Flannery
assisted by John Calder, Gordon Mosley, John Sczomak, and Paul Vandevert
Set Dressing & Painting: James Kirwan
assisted by Emily Tyrybon, Margaret Winowiecki, Scott Rider, Paul Bruce, Claudia Walrad, Colleen Meade Ripper, and Christine Toth O’Connell
Lights & Sound: Steve Gautreau
assisted by Mike Kinnell, Eugene Fusco, Phil Booth, and Paul Bruce
Hair & Make-up: Tony Badalamenti
assisted by Frann Stempek, Emily Tyrybon, and Margaret Winowiecki
Costumes: Emily Champoux and Sydnee Dombrowski
assisted by Carol Boyke, Leah Paige Cooley, Mary Ann Denyer, Dina Flannery, Jen Gorsline, Amy Gray, Maria Kovac, Christine Toth O’Connell, Annette Ripper, and Frann Stempek
Properties: Mary Ann Denyer
assisted by Pat Denyer and James Kirwan
Publicity : Sue Suchyta and Kevin Rider
Programs: Sandra Deering, Anna Dewey, and Nancy Valentini
Tickets: Sydnee Dombrowski
Ushers: Sally Hart Goodman
assisted by members of the Guild
Afterglow: Tim Carney
Cast & Crew: Annette Ripper
Intermission: Richard Marengere and Gordon Mosley
assisted by Christine Toth O’Connell, Paul Vandevert, and members of the Guild

THE CAST

John Worthing, Kenneth W. Kilgore
Algernon Moncrieff, Brian Townsend
Lady Bracknell, Jessica Ryder
Hon. Gwendolyn Fairfax, Keri Geftos
Cecily Cardew, Colleen Beard
Miss Prism, Margaret Winowiecki
Rev. Canon Chausable D.D., James Kirwan
Lane, Alex Gojkov
Merriman, Kenyada Davis
Footman, Paul Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cast and Crew Digitized by Brian Townsend

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