The Importance of Being Earnest

Season: 
Fall 2014
Type: 
Fall Ex
Author: 
Oscar Wilde
Date of run: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, October 11, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Yale Repertory Theatre See map
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Description: 

A hilarious comedy of misunderstandings, passionate proposals, and cucumber sandwiches, Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST remains a theatrical classic. Even as we laugh at his characters’ witty words and wily antics, Wilde makes us consider the ways in which we, too, attempt to craft our identities within a world of familial and social expectations. This play celebrates art for art’s sake—theater for the sake of theater; it lauds fun and storytelling and laughter without attempting to dictate moral truths. Though his play is ostensibly a melee of lies and frivolity, Wilde gives us beauty and humor along with a glimpse of incredibly relatable, mundane, everyday life. From academic ennui and overbearing parents to romantic entanglements and passive-aggressive cat fights, EARNEST is the experience of life, expressed in the best words possible. 

October 9 at 8pm
October 10 at 8pm
October 11 at 2pm and 8pm

Director: 
Miranda Rizzolo
Producer: 
Kate Pincus
Stage Manager: 
Corinne Kentor
Lighting Designer: 
Harry Shamansky
Set Designer: 
Susannah Hyde
Sound Designer: 
Ben Symons
Costume Designer: 
Zoe Huber-Weiss
Graphic Designer: 
Rebecca Sylvers
Props Master: 
Ilana Scandariato
Master Electrician: 
Eliza Robertson
Technical Director: 
Kellee Richards
Sound Engineer: 
Sarah Holder
Actor / Actress & Role: 
GWENDOLEN FAIRFAX - Lauren Modiano
CECILY CARDEW - Lucy Fleming
LADY BRACKNELL - Eric Sirakian
JACK WORTHING - Adam Lohman
ALGERNON MONCRIEFF - Otis Blum
REV. CANON CHASUBLE - Skyler Ross
MISS PRISM - Mikayla Harris
LANE, MERRIMAN - Ethan Campbell-Taylor
Assistant Director: 
Paige Cunningham
Dramaturg: 
Gabrielle Hoyt-Disick