Please read The Importance of Being Earnest: Know Before You Go for important information regarding your performance. Strobe lighting is used for this production.
TRAFFIC: The Montlake Bridge will be closed Nov 20-21, from Friday at 11 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m. Please allow extra time if you are attending these performances.
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility!"
Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This ahead-of-its-time satire of Victorian morality features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as someone named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself, and silliness ensues. Director Kelly Kitchens (Incident at Vichy) calls this play "an exquisite glass of champagne--deliciously bubbly and slightly intoxicating, but the result of a complex alchemy--a deft blend of craftmanship and artistry. You can just down it," she says, "but it's worth investigating more deeply."
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Kelly Kitchens (UW Drama faculty member)
Nov 12 – 21, 2021
Previews November 6 & 9
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
|LANE/MERRIMAN||Emily Stone||2nd year MFA actor|
|ALGERNON MONCRIEFF||Gretchen Hahn||3rd year MFA actor|
|JACK WORTHING||Koo Park||3rd year MFA actor|
|LADY BRACKNELL||Antonio Mitchell||3rd year MFA actor|
|GWENDOLEN FAIRFAX||Joellen Sweeney||3rd year MFA actor|
|CECILY CARDEW||Amber Walker||3rd year MFA actor|
|MISS PRISM||Iveliz Martel||2nd year MFA actor|
|REVEREND CHASUBLE||Nick Bryant||3rd year MFA actor|
|STAGE MANAGER||Anna Vraney||Guest|
|SET DESIGNER||Brandon Riel||2nd year MFA designer|
|COSTUME DESIGNER||Jenni Gile||2nd year MFA designer|
|LIGHT DESIGNER||Trevor Cushman||Guest artist & MFA design alum|
|SOUND DESIGER||Sandra Huezo-Menjivar||Undergraduate Drama major|
||3rd year doctoral student|
|ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER||Bayla Jaffe||Undergraduate Drama major|
|ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER||Artina Daniels||Undergraduate Drama major|
|ASSISTANT LIGHT DESIGNER||Xiaoou Li||2nd year MFA designer|