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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Steve Lindsay

 

ALGERNON MONCRIEFF............................................................................................................Ian Ferguson

JOHN WORTHING......................................................................................................................Mickey Alpert

HON. GWENDOLEN FAIRFAX........................................................................................... Jule Nelson-Duac

CECILY CARDEW........................................................................................................................Kierstin Curtis

CANON FREDERIC CHASUBLE D.D...........................................................................................Allen Walker

MISS LAETITIA PRISM...........................................................................................Virginia Dunlap-Celentano

LANE - THE MANSERVANT......................................................................................................Steve Lindsay

MERRIMAN - THE BUTLER.......................................................................................................Jason Morgan

SERVENT.................................................................................................................................Christopher Reaves

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Cynthia Matthews as LADY AUGUSTA BRACKNELL

 

Algernon Moncrieff and Lane - The Manservant

 

Gwendolen Fairfax and John Worthing

 

Lady Augusta Bracknell

 

John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff

 

John Worthing and Gwendolen Fairfax

 

Lady Augusta Bracknell and Algernon Moncrieff

 

Lady Augusta Bracknell and John Worthing

 

Cecily Cardew

 

Miss Laetitia Prism and Canon Frederick Chasuble D.D.

 

Algernon Moncrieff and Cecily Cardew

 

Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax

 

Gwendolen Fairfax, Merriman- The Butler, and Cecily Cardew

 

Gwendolen Fairfax

 

Gwendolen Fairfax and John Worthing

 

John Worthing

 

John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff

 

Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax

 

Lady Augusta Bracknell, Algernon Moncrieff, and Gwendolen Fairfax

 

Cecily Cardew, Algernon Moncrieff, Canon Frederick Chasuble D.D., Lady Augusta Bracknell, Miss Laetitia Prism,

John Worthing, and Gwendolen Fairfax

 

Canon Frederick Chasuble D.D and Lady Augusta Bracknell

 

Cecily Cardew, Lady Augusta Bracknell, Algernon Moncrieff, John Worthing, and and Gwendolen Fairfax

 

Canon Frederick Chasuble D.D. and Miss Laetitia Prism

 

Cecily Cardew, Algernon Moncrieff, and Lady Augusta Bracknell

 

Gwendolen Fairfax and John Worthing

 

"Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this British farce as it blossoms in close proximity to the Botanic Gardens before it closes October 24." John Garcia's The Column, Laurie Lynn Lindemeier

 

"Actresses steal the show in well-staged 'Importance of Being Earnest"Fort Worth Star Telegram, Punch Shaw

 

"So productions of this play are usually all about these male leads, who hack their way through the confusion created by their deceptions with the help of an abundance of Wilde witticisms. And the men are strong in this production. Ferguson is especially good, bringing a breezy insouciance to his role that is exactly right. And his British accent may be the best in a show where all the language is handled extremely well, capturing not just the geography of the show but also its class trappings. " Fort Worth Star Telegram, Punch Shaw

 

"But as good as the gentleman are, the ladies steal the show. Jule Nelson-Duac, as Jack's love interest, Gwendolen, and Kierstin Curtis, as the apple of Algernon's eye, Cecily, are delightful." Fort Worth Star Telegram, Punch Shaw

 

"Adding icing to this hilarious cake is Cynthia Matthews as the overbearing plutocrat Lady Bracknell. She builds her character on a solid foundation of Victorian imperiousness and bluster that serves her (and us) well." Fort Worth Star Telegram, Punch Shaw

 

"These fine performances are complemented by outstanding sets (by director Steven Lindsay and Keith Glenn) and costumes (by Lauren Morgan)." Fort Worth Star Telegram, Punch Shaw

 

"The accurate comedic timing of the loaded text crafted by Wilde in 1895 is no small task. However, the cast of the Stolen Shakespeare Guild in Fort Worth certainly undertook and accomplished their theatrical mission with great skill." John Garcia's The Column, Laurie Lynn Lindemeier

 

"Before leaving the theatre I had to congratulate the director, Steven Lindsay, on a job well done. With his direction, the actors brought out the trivial humor with hilarious mock serious tones." John Garcia's The Column, Laurie Lynn Lindemeier