Congrats to the Cast & Crew of “The Importance of Being Earnest!”

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Congratulations to the cast & crew of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” who received the following awards from TANYS!

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design and Construction to Sandra Cimmino

Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Julia Jaster for her portrayal of Cecily Cardew

Excellence Achievement in Acting to Joan Meyer for her portrayal of Lady Bracknell

Adjudicator’s Comments: Classic Theater Guild proves the importance of being earnest with its production of Oscar Wilde’s great comedy. Director Karen Christina Jones thinks outside the box with staging ideas new to this production. Costuming and period set pieces enhance the production. If you like to see unique theater, this is the production for you.

Before the advent of social media, misunderstandings were constructed verbally. Face to face insults were rampant and  the cat and mouse verbiage between the sexes is a labyrinth.  Wilde’s comedy of manners traps his characters in their own words to mirror society’s own pretensions.  Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is a story about two bachelors, John ‘Jack’Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their lives. They attempt to win the hearts of Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew who proclaim their love for a man called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise. and misadventure. Come and celebrate the 120th anniversary of this timeless farce.

John Worthing J.P. (Jack)…Mr. Jason Tillery
Algernon Moncrieff…Mr. Freedom Stratton
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D….Mr. Richard Angehr
Merriman…Mr. Philip Matthei
Lane…….Mr. Philip Matthei
Lady Bracknell…Miss Joan Meyer
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax…Miss Patricia Caitlin Webber
Cecily Cardew…….Miss Julia Jaster
Miss Prism……Miss Rachel Leah Pearlman

Production Dates:

Friday, January 30th at 7.30pm
Saturday, January 31st at 7.30pm
Sunday, February 1st at 2.00pm
Thursday, February 5th at 1o.00am
Friday, February 6th at 7.30pm
Saturday, February 7th at 2.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday, February 8th at 2.00pm.

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Award winning Theater!
Times Union “Best local play (2012)
Third place to Classic Theater Guild’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest