The Importance of Being Earnest

Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Olivia Munk ’16
Produced by Kara Roberts ’17, Rachel Harner ’17, & Jacob Scherba ’18

Friday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 18th at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 24th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 25th at 7:30 p.m.

Intermission: Yes
Runtime: 2 hours

When you need an escape, where do you go? In this classic farce, Oscar Wilde explores the complications that are bound to arise when one attempts to balance a public and a private life. As Wilde’s keen observations regarding the nature of Victorian society and relationships remain as prevalent today as they were in 1895, this production will be set in the modern-day lofts of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the manicured lawns of the Hamptons. No matter the time or place, one can always realize the “vital Importance of Being Earnest.”

John Worthing, J.P. … Jacob Rienstra
Algernon Moncrieff … Kevin Hilgartner
Rev. Canon Chausuble, D.D. … Richard Feder
Merriman/Lane … Rob Cooper
Lady Bracknell … Caleb Spiegel Ostrom
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax … Olivia Miller
Cecily Cardew … Taylor Vandick
Miss Prism … Alona Bach

Director … Olivia Munk
Composer … Eric Corcoran
Producers … Rachel Harner, Kara Roberts, & Jacob Scherba
Stage Manager … Montita Sowapark
Set Designers … Daniel Prosky & Sam Hagen
Painters … Elizabeth Pattyn & Faye Yan Zhang
Costume Designer … Gussie Roc
Technical Director … Will Harrington
Lighting Designer … Kat Zhou
Associate Lighting Designers … Eliza Mantz & Eva Monroe
Props Designer … Sam Reynolds
Sound Designer … Jesus Moran
Makeup & Hair Designer … Zoë Burgard
Dramaturg … Emma Adler