The Keystone College Players will present their spring play production, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde from March 30-April 2 on campus.
Performances will be held in the Theatre in Brooks on Thursday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m.; Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. each evening; and Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. This farcical comedy features a cast of Keystone students with cameos from faculty and staff. The play is directed by Rachel Luann Strayer.
Subtitled, “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” Oscar Wilde’s most famous work pokes fun at the upper classes and the common conventions of England in 1895. While set at the end of the 19th century, Wilde’s gleeful mockery transcends to modern-day issues including unrealistic relationship goals, stereotypical gender roles, the hypocrisy behind social niceties, and the general tendency people have to care more about appearance than truth. As the play’s character Gwendolen points out in Act III, “When it comes to matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.”
Ticket prices are $8 for general admission; $5 for senior citizens age 55 and older, veterans, high school and college students, and Keystone faculty, staff and alumni; and $2 for current Keystone students. For more information contact Rachel Luann Strayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 945-8484.
Photo Caption: Lady Bracknell (Kristy Keller) is not pleased that Jack (Kevin Burke) – also called Ernest – wants to marry her daughter, Gwendolen (Olivia Strunk).