The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
John lives a double life as Ernest, whom he passes off as his ne’er-do-well brother living in London. His double life quickly catches up to him, as well as his friend who also employs a secret identity, and the two men must own up to the truth or risk losing it all. Oscar Wilde’s funniest, wittiest, and most famous play still rings true today, showing how important it is to be earnest.
This show will be directed by Ric Holloman
March 5 and 6, 2017 at 7:30pm
March 7, 2017 - by invitation only
The Albright Theatre Company
100 N. Island Avenue
April 28, 29, 30
May 5, 6, 7, 12 & 13
John "Jack" Worthing: Male or Female, 25-35
Protagonist. Uncomfortable in aristocratic society, lives in the country but has invented a wicked brother named "Ernest" whose scrapes require Jack's attendance in the city.
Algernon Moncrief: Male or Female, 25-35
Jack’s close friend, a hedonist who lives in the city but has invented a friend named “Bunbury” whose status as a permanent invalid allows Algernon to visit the countryside whenever he pleases.
Gwendolyn Fairfax: Female, 18-25
Lady Bracknell's daughter, the object of Jack's romantic attention. Returns his love but appears self-centered and flighty, desires nothing but to marry someone named Ernest.
Cecily Cardew: Female, 18-25
Jack's ward, who lives with him in the country. Young and pretty. Favored by Algernon, who pretends to be Jack's brother Ernest, like Gwendolen, she is only interested in marrying a man named Ernest.
Lady Bracknell: Male or Female, 40-60
Algernon’s haughty aunt, who embodies typical Victorian sensibilities. Does not allow her daughter Gwendolen to marry Jack when she finds out he is an orphan, and dislikes Cecily as a mate for her nephew Algernon until she learns that Cecily is wealthy.
Miss Prism: Female, 40-60
Cecily's governess. Obviously loves Chasuble, though the fact that he is a priest prohibits her from telling him so directly.
Rev. Canon Chasuble: Male, 40-60
A rector who frequently visits Jack's country house to see Miss Prism. Though he is celibate, he seems well matched for the educated Miss Prism.
Lane: Male, 40-60
Algernon's butler. Delivers a number of droll lines which show that he is far from a passive servant.
Merriman: Male, 40-60
Jack's butler. In one scene his presence forces the bickering Gwendolen and Cecily to maintain supposedly polite conversation.
The Albright Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit organization that relies solely on volunteers for our productions. Our auditions are open calls that consist of cold reads from the script. If you are interested in auditioning, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time to complete paperwork. No appointment is necessary. Rehearsals take place on evenings and weekends. The rehearsal schedule is determined by the availability of those cast. No rehearsals are scheduled prior to casting.
The rehearsal schedule will be determined by the Director(s) and is subject to the availability of the cast and crew.