“We live, I regret to say, in an age of surfaces,” comments Lady Bracknell in “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Discover what happens when people who lie to protect their reputations come face to face with the truth when Shorewood High School Drama presents Oscar Wilde’s comedy of errors at 7:30 p.m. March 25 and 26 in the Shorewood Theater.
Two young gentlemen living in 1890’s England have taken to bending the truth in order to put excitement into their lives. Jack Worthing has invented a brother, Earnest, as an excuse to leave his dull country life to visit the ravishing Gwendolyn. Algernon Moncrieff decides to use the name Earnest to visit the beautiful Cecily at Jack’s country manor. Events get complicated when they end up together in the country, and both girls think they are engaged to the same man.
Morgan Shaw plays Jack Worthing, and his intended Gwendolyn Fairfax is played by Gretta Stimson. Sam Kellett plays Algernon Moncrieff who falls for Cecily Cardew acted by Stephanie Malinowski. Irene Reddecliffe is Gwendolyn’s imposing mother, Lady Bracknell. Kaitlin Carver is Miss Prism, Cecily’s governess, and Kyle Reardon is the local parson, Canon Chasuble. Jarrod Wright plays Lane, and Cooper Harris-Turner is Jack’s butler, Merriman.
The stage manager is Patrick Burke and the assistant stage manager is Sophia Yackshaw. Marc McCartney designed the sets and lights and the technical director is Willi Nordby. Will Rose is the dialect coach and assistant director. Viveca Sanai designs costumes. Shorewood drama teacher Barb Lachman directs.
Tickets are for $7 and $6 for student w/ASB ID, seniors and children 8th grade and under, available at Beach House Greetings on 626 NW Richmond Beach Rd. Call 206-361-4372 for more information.