1. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde - A Trivial Comedy

  • March 30 · 2:00 PM
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The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde.  First performed on February 14, 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations.  Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.  Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far.  Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.  

CASTING:

John Worthing, J.P.

Algernon Monerieff 

Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. 

Merriman, the Butler

Lane, the other Butler

Lady Augusta Bracknell

Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax 

Miss Cecily Cardrew 

Miss Prism

Stage Directions

 

 

 

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  • Michelle B.

    Great play to start with and such a great group!

    September 28

  • Bob B.

    Great reading! Thanks everyone for coming. Good play, good food, good people.

    March 31

  • Linda S.

    It was great - the script (love the ending), food & drink and especially the company. Sylvia, thank you for your wonderful hospitality.

    1 · March 31

  • James

    Great time!

    March 30

  • James

    I have not yet got the email with the address. Please email to [masked]. Try calling me at[masked]-2018. My phone is dead now, though.

    March 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sylvia & Bob, Sorry I can't make this first event. I just have too much going on right now. Hopefully will be able to attend in the near future.

    March 23

  • Sylvia W.

    CASTING 03/30/14
    John (Jack) Worthing - Bob
    Algernon Moncrieff - James
    Lady Bracknell - Sylvia
    The Honorable Gwendolen Fairfax - Vikki J.
    Cecily Cardew - Linda
    Miss Prism - Michelle
    Rev. Canon Chasuble, DD -
    Lane -
    Merriman -
    Stage Directions -

    March 19

  • Bob B.

    Please check under More>Files for a PDF version of the script. You can download it and read it on a tablet computer or print it out. Sylvia or I will post the cast list in a few days. It is hoped that you will read your part ahead of time, to make the overall reading a positive experience for everyone.

    March 18

  • Michelle B.

    Hi Sylvia,
    Is there a particular edition of the book that you want us to get?

    March 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sylvia, are we supposed to read the play before the meetup?

    March 17

  • Michelle B.

    I can read Miss Prism's part.

    March 17

  • Sylvia W.

    Initial Casting - please reply to confirm your attendance:

    John (Jack) Worthing - Bob
    Algernon Moncrieff - James
    Lady Bracknell - Sylvia
    The Honorable Gwendolen Fairfax - Vikki J.
    Cecily Cardew - Linda
    Miss Prism
    Rev. Canon Chasuble, DD -
    Lane -
    Merriman -

    Also, our reading will include drinks and light food. I will supply red wine, cheese, and crackers. Please bring something to share with our small group. I'm very excited about launching this group and having our first reading.

    March 17

    • James

      I will be there

      March 17

  • Sylvia W.

    Casting: What role are you interested in reading? Also, we discussed having the readings include finger-foods and wine. Please share what you would like to bring.

    February 10

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