The Importance of Being Earnest

Mark Your Calendars, this Classic Comedy by Oscar Wilde Makes its way to the Bartell Theater this November

by Leila Fletcher, age 11

            A young theatrical troupe called The Upstart Crows will perform the play “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy For Serious People.” The performances will occur at 7 pm on November 15 and 16, and at 12 pm and 7pm on November 17, on the Bury Stage of the Bartell Theater, located at 113 E. Mifflin St. in Madison, Wisconsin.
            The play was written by Oscar Wilde and first performed on February 14, 1895. The story is about two men, Algernon and Jack, who both use fake names when escaping their usual lives, and two young women, Cecily and Gwendolyn, who fall in love with them. In the play, both men are using the fake name “Ernest.” The two couples get engaged, but both women think they are engaged to “Ernest,” who doesn't even exist.
            The cast will include Joshua Biatch as Algernon, William Fiore as Jack, Joy Farkas as Gwendolyn, myself as Cecily, Suzannah Tebon as Lady Bracknell, Margaret Brackey as Miss Prism and Lane, Ashley Duncan as Dr. Chasuble and Ruthanne Fiore as Merriman.
            Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
            If you have not already settled engagements for this mid-November weekend, come see the hilarious play, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

[Sources: Upstart Crow Director; Wikipedia]

A new actress, Laura Broman, has joined our troupe and this production. She will play Gwendolyn in two of our four performances. Welcome, Laura! – Leila Fletcher (2013-10-24 21:10)
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