The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
  • Directed by Brad Friedman

April 20 – 23, 2017

7:30 PM – Thu., Fri., Sat.
2:00 PM – Sunday

Brad's Show

(in order of appearance)

LANEGrant Wendt
ALGERNON MONCRIEFFPeter O’Shea
JACK WORTHINGNic Wratten
GWENDOLEN FAIRFAXCal Dooley
LADY BRACKNELLBella Ellis
MISS PRISMGrace Curry
CECILY CARDEWTeagan Reynolds
CANON CHASUBLEJonny Alberts
MERRIMANDylan Bockholt
GLADYS, A MAID/UNDERSTUDYErica Woolen

Thank you to everyone who auditioned.

Due to overwhelming preference, we will rehearse in the afternoons. The rehearsal schedule is posted on the website. We will send you the password for the company page. Please check the cast address list to make sure your information is correct. Send any corrections to Lynn Madden. Please check the rehearsal schedule to see if any of your conflicts have been left out. Certain things like “I have to leave at 5:30 every Monday” or “I have a conflict, but I can change it” were left off intentionally. We will work as long as we can, and when you have to go, you have to go. If you are flexible enough to eliminate some potential conflicts, you will make this journey a much easier one for everybody. This is a short, intense rehearsal period, so PLEASE stay healthy, and PLEASE refrain from adding more conflicts if at all possible.
Our first rehearsal will be on Monday, February 27, at 3:30 in the MPR/Flex. This will be a read-thru/discussion of Act I. I need to start right away, and we need to read in the afternoon because of actors’ conflicts. We will give you a copy of the script, but I am sending it to you electronically ahead of schedule. I ask that you read through the entire script and come prepared with any questions you might have about story, character, specific words or references.

At 6:30 that evening, we will have a company meeting in the MPR/Flex for all actors, crew and accompanying parent. I will give the cast who are called a short dinner break and would like the rest of the cast to come to the company meeting to be measured. Students, please impress upon your parents how much we depend upon their help during this time and encourage them to attend. Parents should bring a checkbook to pay for scripts, t-shirts, dinners, etc. Scholarships for these costs are available, and parents needing information about this should talk to Lynn Madden at the company meeting.

Please contact me if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to working on the show with you!

Mr. Friedman

Synopsis

What’s in a name? Ask Gwendolen and Cecily, two young ladies who have always dreamed of marrying a man called Ernest. Enter Algernon and Jack, two charming but rather dishonest gentlemen who are more than willing to oblige the ladies’ desire. Stir in enough complications to send all of London into a spin, and you have one of the wittiest romantic confections ever created for the stage. Directed by Brad Friedman, who played Algernon in high school and still remembers his lines.

Cast List
(in order of appearance)

LANEGrant Wendt
ALGERNON MONCRIEFFPeter O’Shea
JACK WORTHINGNic Wratten
GWENDOLEN FAIRFAXCal Dooley
LADY BRACKNELLBella Ellis
MISS PRISMGrace Curry
CECILY CARDEWTeagan Reynolds
CANON CHASUBLEJonny Alberts
MERRIMANDylan Bockholt
GLADYS, A MAID/UNDERSTUDYErica Woolen

Thank you to everyone who auditioned.

Due to overwhelming preference, we will rehearse in the afternoons. The rehearsal schedule is posted on the website. We will send you the password for the company page. Please check the cast address list to make sure your information is correct. Send any corrections to Lynn Madden. Please check the rehearsal schedule to see if any of your conflicts have been left out. Certain things like “I have to leave at 5:30 every Monday” or “I have a conflict, but I can change it” were left off intentionally. We will work as long as we can, and when you have to go, you have to go. If you are flexible enough to eliminate some potential conflicts, you will make this journey a much easier one for everybody. This is a short, intense rehearsal period, so PLEASE stay healthy, and PLEASE refrain from adding more conflicts if at all possible.

Our first rehearsal will be on Monday, February 27, at 3:30 in the MPR/Flex. This will be a read-thru/discussion of Act I. I need to start right away, and we need to read in the afternoon because of actors’ conflicts. We will give you a copy of the script, but I am sending it to you electronically ahead of schedule. I ask that you read through the entire script and come prepared with any questions you might have about story, character, specific words or references.

At 6:30 that evening, we will have a company meeting in the MPR/Flex for all actors, crew and accompanying parent. I will give the cast who are called a short dinner break and would like the rest of the cast to come to the company meeting to be measured. Students, please impress upon your parents how much we depend upon their help during this time and encourage them to attend. Parents should bring a checkbook to pay for scripts, t-shirts, dinners, etc. Scholarships for these costs are available, and parents needing information about this should talk to Lynn Madden at the company meeting.

Please contact me if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to working on the show with you!

Mr. Friedman