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May 18, 2011    Bookmark and Share


The Importance of Being Earnest Opens May 27th

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Front row: Matt Blais, and Katie Doornbos. Back row: Ellen Lamb, Larry Vinal, Jeralyn Shattuck, Dan Kennedy, Hannah Weston, and Bob Collins

The reservation line is open for Gaslight Theater's production of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" which opens May 27th at Hallowell City Hall. Reservations can be made by calling Gaslight's reservation line at 626-3698.

Directed by Karen LaPlante, Earnest 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.

The cast for The Importance of Being Earnest includes Matt Blais and Daniel Kennedy as Jack and Algernon, Katie Doornbus as Gwendolyn, Hannah Weston as Cecily Cardew, Ellen Lamb as Lady Bracknell, Larry Vinal as Canon Chasuble, Jeralyn Shattuck as Miss Prism, and Bob Collins Lane and Merriman.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors (60 and up). Performances are:

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

Reservations are recommended: call 626-3698.