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R-MWC Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest

The play has maintained its brilliance and extraordinary popularity for more than 100 years

3/18/2005 3:04:42 PM

 

(l. to r.) Erin Briggs, Emily List and Molly Blunder

LYNCHBURG — The Department of Theatre at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College will present Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest from March 31-April 4. Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” the play has maintained its brilliance and extraordinary popularity for more than 100 years.

Wilde’s comic masterpiece, first presented in 1895, takes great delight in deflating the pretensions of the British upper classes.

Said to be “a delicate bubble of fancy,” the play revolves wittily around the most ingenious case of “manufactured” mistaken identity ever put on stage.

“Why,” the comedy asks–and then cleverly answers–“is it so tremen­dously important for Mr. Jack Worthing to be ‘Earnest’?”

Under the direction of Nan Charbonneau, the production features a cast of R-MWC students and local actors.

The play will be performed Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights (March 31, April 1, 2, and 4) at 7:30 p.m. in Thoresen Theatre on the R-MWC campus. On Sunday, April 3, a matinee will be given at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $9 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. For reservations, please call 434-947-8562.



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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations
434-947-8142