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Keystone Players Spring Production: The Importance of Being Earnest

March 30 @ 3:30 pm

Photo caption: Algernon (Colin Franko) and Cecily (Courtney McCreary) share a sweet moment under the knowing gaze of Dr. Chasuble (Byron Pritchett). Photo Credit: Eileen Walsh

The Keystone Players, a theatre group made up of students, alumni, administrators, faculty, and staff, will present The Importance of Being Earnest, a farcical comedy about honesty and impossible expectations.

About the Performance

When a man named Jack proposes to Gwendolen, the woman he loves, only two things threaten to ruin their happiness. First, is the fact that Jack has no parents, but was found in a handbag at a railway station as an infant, which does not please Gwendolen’s mother. The second problem is that Gwendolen has also fallen in love with Jack’s name…which she believes is Ernest. A comedy of errors ensues as Jack’s best friend, Algernon, also decides to take on the name of Ernest to aid in his own romantic endeavors.

While set at the end of the 19th century, Oscar Wilde’s most famous work transcends to the current day by poking fun at 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 Gwendolen points out in Act III, “When it comes to matters of importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.”

Performance Schedule

  • March 30 @ 3:30 pm
  • March 31 @ 7:30 pm
  • April 1 @ 7:30 pm
  • April 2 @ 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices are:

  • $8 General Admission
  • $5 Seniors (55+), Veterans, & Students
  • $5 Keystone College Faculty & Staff
  • $2 Current Keystone College Students

Cast List:

Jack Worthing – Kevin Burke
Gwendolen Fairfax – Olivia Strunk
Algernon Moncrief – Colin Franko
Cecily Cardew – Courtney McCreary
Lady Bracknell – Kristy Keller
Dr. Chasuble – Byron Pritchett
Miss Prism – Jamie Johnson
Lane – Stacey Wyland
Merriman – Lucas Taylor

Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
3:30 pm
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Organizer

Rachel Strayer
Phone:
570-945-8484
Email:
rachel.strayer@keystone.edu