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The Importance of Being Earnest

June 5-7; Encore June 12

Stage Door Productions is bringing Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest to the stage in a virtual performance.

The Importance of Being Earnest was once called by critic W.H. Auden, “the only pure verbal opera in English.” It tells the story of two young gentlemen living in London who create elaborate deceptions and use a pseudonym to escape the troubles of their everyday lives. Unfortunately, both end up using same name—Ernest Worthing—and chaos ensues.

The Importance of Being Earnest will be available for a private virtual stream on YouTube starting Friday, June 5 at 7pm. Patrons can purchase tickets via the link above. All ticket sales must be accompanied by an email. Patrons will receive a confirmation notice within 24 hours of purchase and another email on the day of release with a personalized link to Stage Door’s private premiere.

If you make a purchase and do not have a valid email or do not receive a confirmation email, please reach out to info@stagedoorproductions.org for further support.

The Cast:

John Worthing - Cole Smyth

Algernon Moncrieff - Taylor Hall

Gwendolen Fairfax - Catherine Cook

Cecily Cardew - Rebecca Brassfield

Lady Bracknell - Elsa Poynter

Lane/Merriman - Pedro Echevarria

Miss Prism - Collette Riddle

Rev. Canon Chasuble - Jaeden Cain

Director: Karin Musa

Stage Manager: Javan Cousino

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