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March 12, 2011    Bookmark and Share


Auditions Scheduled for "The importance of Being Earnest"

The Gaslight Theater has scheduled auditions for the Importance of Being Ernest for:

  • Sunday, March 27 at 2:00 pm
  • Monday, March 28th at 6:30 pm

All auditions are at Hallowell City Hall, One Winthrop Street, Hallowell (map).

The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is by Oscar Wilde and is Directed by Karen LaPlante

About the show:

First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, the play is a farcical comedy filled with wit and wisdom.

It tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Both young men have taken to bending the truth in order to add a dash of excitement to their lives.  Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: his imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country.  However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits: Jack of his love Gwendolen and Algernon of his belle Cecily.   Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

Production Dates:

  • May 27th and 28th, 7:30 pm
  • May 29th, 2:00 matinee
  • June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 7:30 pm