Friday, March 11, 2011

Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1976)

"The Importance of Being Earnest"  presented by The Children's Theatre Company and School.
Act III: Sara Schimke as Cecily, Wendy Lehr as Gwendolen.

In autumn of 1976, running in repertory with "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Goldilocks and the Three Bears & Little Red Riding Hood," the Children's Theatre Company and School presented the Oscar Wilde 1895 comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" for the Theatre's teenage and adult audience.
The play was directed by CTC associate director/designer Gene Davis Buck, with scenic and costume designs by Buck as well.  Music was composed and orchestrated by Steven M. Rydberg.
The cast, completely drawn from the resident company, included Gerald Drake as Jack Worthing, Patrick McNellis as Algernon Moncrieff, Wendy Lehr as Gwendolen Fairfax, Sara Schimke as Cecily Cardew, George Muschamp as Lady Bracknell, Julie Williams as Miss Prism, Bain Boehlke as Reverend Chasuble, and Barry Goldman as Lane and Carl Beck as Merriman - the city and country manservants.

Music by Steven M. Rydberg.

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