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"The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde

Updated: Nov 21, 2019



Auditions: Monday and Tuesday,

December 9 and 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm.


Auditions will consist of cold readings of selected scenes from the script.


Kearney Jordan will be Directing this Booklight production which runs January 17-19, 2020.


In this popular Oscar Wilde classic that pokes fun at Victorian society, two bachelors, John “Jack” Worthing and Algernon “Algy” Moncrieff, create alter egos named Earnest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Earnest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise, and misadventure.


Suggested audience: Adults and Teens

Cautions: None

Characters:

5M, 4W


Jack Worthing (Ernest), a young gentleman from the country, in love with Gwendolen Fairfax. Earnest in character, full of manners and charm.


Algernon Moncrieff, a young gentleman from London, the nephew of Lady Bracknell. Privileged, witty, and ever so mischievous.


Gwendolen Fairfax, a young lady, loved by Jack Worthing. From high society, very polished, poised, and proper.


Lady Bracknell, a society grande dame, Gwendolen's mother. A force to be reckoned with.


Cecily Cardew, a young lady, the ward of Jack Worthing. Naive and unacquainted with the ways of society folk, she’s easily charmed and impressed.


Miss Prism, Cecily's governess. Means well and has good intentions, but is very flighty and acts without thinking to meet expectation.


The Reverend Canon Chasuble, the priest of Jack's parish. He’s partial to Miss Prism, and provides much comedic observations.


Lane, Algernon's butler.


Merriman, Jack's servant.