Thespian Troupe #888 Theatre · THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Begins Broadcasting November 21


SMNW Theatre and Thespian Troupe #888 are #VirtuallyUnstoppable, and #TheShowMustGoOn! We are excited to continue our theatre season with our first mainstage performance of Oscar Wilde’s classic satirical comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST.  Tickets are FREE for SMNW students and $10.00 for adults.  There is a premiere broadcast at 7:00pm on Saturday, November 21, and then it will be available for on demand viewing beginning November 22 through November 30.

Freshmen Elaine Gast, who plays Gwendolyn Fairfax, shows off her at-home studio where she filmed.

To purchase tickets for the November 21 Premiere Broadcast, follow this link (Box Office will open at noon on Wednesday, November 18)

https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/42989

 

To purchase tickets for On Demand rental, follow this link (beginning Sunday, November 21)

https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/42990

Production became a family affair for senior Jayce Lamb, whose mother Amy Lamb helped with his hair and make-up in order to transform into the elderly antagonist Lady Bracknell.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is considered one of Oscar Wilde’s greatest works.  It lampoons Victorian high society, as two dapper gents (Algernon and Jack) each try to bring excitement to their lives by adopting the false persona of “Earnest” while wooing their current love interests (Gwendolyn and Cecily).  Everything begins to unravel for them when their plots become twisted and their identities are revealed.  While it is set in the 1800s, EARNEST’s biting satire of aristocratic hypocrisy continues to ring true today.

 

Students involved in this production rehearsed and prepared both remotely and in-person following all district safety protocols.  All production took place remotely.

 

CAST

JOHN “JACK” WORTHING: Jacob Parker

ALGERNON MONCREIFF: Jude Berry

CECILY CARDEW: Olivia Williamson

GWENDOLYN FAIRFAX: Elaine Gast

LADY AUGUSTA BRACKNELL: Jayce Lamb

MISS LETICIA PRISM: Morgan Tate

  1. FREDRICK CHAUSIBLE: Cody Sprague

MISS MERRIMAN: Alyssa Kempf

MISS LANE: Lilly Cox

 

 

PRODUCTION CREW

DIRECTOR: Jason Coats

TECHNICAL & ART DIRECTOR: Judy Tuckness

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Claire Laws

SETS AND BACKGROUNDS: Xavier Williamson

COSTUMES: Anna Holloway

PROPS: Ashley Bonewitz

PROGRAMS & PUBLICITY: Alyssa Kempf

SOUND: Drew Jaime

FILMING & EDITING: Matthew Kucharczyk

 

Box office and broadcast platform provided by ShowTix4U.com.

 

Our next production will be OVERTURE: A New Musical, currently scheduled for broadcast late this winter.