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The Importance of Being Earnest

Friday, November 12, 2021 to Sunday, November 21, 2021
$5-$20 and included in UW Drama Membership
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Performance Showtimes: 
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 7:30pm
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 2:00pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 7:30pm


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. 

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"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
Creative Team: 
DIRECTOR Kelly Kitchens Faculty
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