The Importance of Being Earnest

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The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Dennis Murphy

Friday, February 18, 2011 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 19, 2011 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2011 3:00 PM

Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:00 PM
Friday, February 25, 2011 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:00 PM

In 1890’s England, Algy Moncrieff and his friend Jack Worthing, are a spirited pair of London dandies who are keen to win the hands of the women they love. And their chosen brides, the Pre-Raphaelite Cecily and the distinguished Gwendolen are their perfect women – except that they appear to have a pathological aversion to any name…other than Earnest. But of course, adopting this unusual name is the least of their troubles when the imposing Lady Bracknell arrives to guard her beloved daughter’s reputation and investigate her suitors. Quizzing Jack over his social pedigree, Lady Bracknell is utterly dismayed to discover that he has only the spurious claim to being parented by a “handbag”. She presents him with an ultimatum: unless he can prove his suitable origin within the week, the marriage will be off. Galloping between London and the country, this farcical comedy of mistaken identities and undiscovered liaisons will have you in stitches!


John Worthing
Carter Bratton*†
Algernon Moncreif
Stuart McNiell†
Rev. Chausuble
Hugh O’Neill†
John Vanderplough†
Clint Bramkamp†
Lady Bracknell
Angela Alexander Nalley†
Gwendolen Fairfax
Helen Raymond*†
Cecily Cardew
Colette Thomas*†
Miss Prism
Carolmarie Stock*†


Dennis Murphy*
Gretchen Roose*
Assistant Producer
Ray Persing
Stage Manager
Dan Cohen
Technical Director
John Netzley
Costumes – Womens
Patrick Carnes*
Costumes – Mens
Dennis Murphy
The Cast
House Manger
Dee Dunn
Lighting Design
Tom Fox
Light Execution
Abby Doench
Lobby Display
Amy Sullivan
Amy Sullivan
Ray Persing
Original Show Art
Brandon Flaig
Elaine Volker, Gretchen Roose
Kasmira Kit, Brandon Flaig, Tom Fox
Running Crew
Gretchen Roose, Ray Persing, Elaine Volker, Dennis Murphy
Set Decor
Gretchen Roose, Dennis Murphy
Set Design
Dennis Murphy*
Master Carpenter
Ray Persing, Greg Dietrich*
Set Construction*
Bill Winkler, Megan Schultheis, Elaine Volker, Dennis Murphy, Eric Bardes, Mary Kate Moran, Tricia Perkins, Ray Lebowski, Carter Bratton, Mark & Julian Coccimiglio, Colette Thomas, Colin Roose, Abby Doench, Helen Raymond, Hugh O’Neill, Kasmira Kit, Carolmarie Stock, Angela, Mike, Tanner & Cameron Nalley, Mike Morehead, Stuart McNiell, Clint Bramkamp, Jim Waldfogle, Vickie Greco, John Vanderplough
Master Painter
Dennis Murphy
Padawan Painter
Colette Thomas
Sound Design
Dan Cohen
Sound Execution
Michael Ireland
Tickets/Box Office
Gretchen Roose
Michael Ireland

* Orchid Award winner – ACT Cincinnati
Orchid Award winner Excellence in Ensemble – ACT Cincinnati