THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Performed April 26-May 6, 2018.
Written by Oscar Wilde. Directed by Christine Albright.
With Scenic Design by Katherine Field, Lighting Design by Tony Penna, and Costume Design by Sarah McCarroll.
“The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comic period satire about deception, false identity, conflict, and love and a production of the renowned Lean Ensemble, opened last Thursday night at the HHP Main Street Theatre.
Written by the lauded playwright, Oscar Wilde in 1894, the play, with a delightfully twisty, kind of artificial plot which focuses on social consciousness and willful superiority and brittle insouciance is filled to the brim with badinage – some of the most delightful language, turns of phrase and puns imaginable.
photos courtesy of thefrenchguy photography.
Wielding her imperious manner like a cudgel, Lady Augusta Bracknell rushes full tilt onto the stage, rearranging molecules, forcing conversations-in- progress, to pitch, shift and coalesce around her. Making pronouncements in bold letters, she is a force of nature, intent on maintaining propriety.
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