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TLT Cast Its Fall Production of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"!!!
Terrace Little Theatre has cast its fall production of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" The cast is as follows:
Nancy Stone Archer
Synopsis: John Worthing, a carefree young gentleman, is the inventor of a fictitious brother, “Ernest,” whose wicked ways afford John an excuse to leave his country home from time to time and journey to London, where he stays with his close friend and confidant, Algernon Moncrieff. Algernon has a cousin, Gwendolen Fairfax, with whom John is deeply in love. During his London sojourns, John, under the name Ernest, has won Gwendolen’s love, for she strongly desires to marry someone with the confidence-inspiring name of Ernest. But when he asks for Gwendolen’s hand from the formidable Lady Bracknell, John finds he must reveal he is a foundling who was left in a handbag at Victoria Station. This is very disturbing to Lady Bracknell, who insists that he produce at least one parent before she consents to the marriage.
Returning to the country home where he lives with his ward Cecily Cardew and her governess Miss Prism, John finds that Algernon has also arrived under the identity of the nonexistent brother Ernest. Algernon falls madly in love with the beautiful Cecily, who has long been enamored of the mysterious, fascinating brother Ernest.
With the arrival of Lady Bracknell and Gwendolen, chaos erupts. It is discovered that Miss Prism is the absent-minded nurse who twenty years ago misplaced the baby of Lady Bracknell’s brother in Victoria Station. Thus John, whose name is indeed Ernest, is Algernon’s elder brother, and the play ends with the two couples in a joyous embrace.
Production dates start on October 27th and runs fridays and saturdays until November 18th.
Tickets are $20.00 and are available at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel.
TLT is Holding Auditions for Its Fall Production!!!
Terrace Little Theatre is hosting auditions for its fall production of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" next Wednesday September 7th, at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, September 10th, at 1:00 pm at the McColl Playhouse.
This production will be directed by Robin MacLeod, with productions dates scheduled for late November. She will be looking to cast 5 or 6 men and 3 or 4 women, depending on whether Lady Bracknell is cast as a male or female.
If you would like to see a script in advance, email Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org. No previous theatre experience is necessary. And bring a friend!