The classic comedy of manners by Irishman Oscar Wilde has time-tested roles for actors like Dame Judi Dench in 1982 and Colin Firth in the 2002 film.
This is a character-driven comedy. Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff are the intrepid (and overblown) heroes who fall hopelessly in love with Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew, much to the chagrin of Gwendolen’s mother, Lady Bracknell.
The third couple involves a good woman, Miss Prism, with a checkered past, who falls for a down-to-earth rector of the local parish, Dr. Chausable, and his desire for her, however implausible, is palpable. Throw in a couple of discerning manservants, and you have a recipe for comedic class-conscious high jinks. The production will be directed by Lanny Thomas.
Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest are open to all. Audition materials, including a Character Breakdown and Audition Scenes are available at the bottom of the homepage of http://tallahasseeirishrep.com.
The performance will be a promenade theater presentation with a different part of the Goodwood Museum & Gardens grounds for each of the three acts.
Tickets will be $25, including a wine and cheese reception 30 minutes before the start of the show. Only FIFTY seats are available for each performance, so pre-paid tickets are strongly encouraged. Online ticket sales are also available at http://tallahasseeirishrep.com.
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