The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s trivial comedy for serious people. It’s a devilishly entertaining satire of the upper class about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers’ entanglements…and it’s probably one of the wittiest comedies in the English language. Pandemonium breaks out when the fictitious “Ernest” is involved. Can anyone save the day? Directed by A.J. Allegra.

Run time is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission between Act I and Act II.

 

Executive Producers:

Katherine and Tony Gelderman
​Kathleen and Charlie Van Horn

Le Petit programming is supported in part by Joy and Boysie Bollinger, The Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation, The RosaMary Foundation, The Rosemary B. and Brunswick G. Deutsch Foundation for Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, The Selley Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation. Programming is also supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperating with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsored in part by WWNO 89.9 FM.

Cast

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Yvette Bourgeois ……………… Cecily Cardew

Tracey E. Collins ………………. Lady Bracknell

Kyle Daigrepont ……………….. Lane/Merriman

Noah Hazzard ………………….. John “Jack” Worthing

David W. Hoover …………….. Rev. Canon Chasuble

Bethany Lee …………………….. The Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax

Queen Shereen Macklin …. Miss Prism

Rohan Padmakumar ……… Algernon Moncrieff

Creative Team

AJ Allegra …………………… Director

Rachel Laufer ……………. Assistant Director

Joan Long ………………….. Scenic Designer

Kaci Thomassie ………… Costume Designer

Daniel Zimmer …………… Lighting Designer

Jamie Doyle ……………….. Sound Designer

Amy Chaffee ……………… Dialect Designer/Coach

Laurin Hart ………………… Wig/Hair/Makeup Designer

Deborah Bommer-Morrissey …. Props Designer



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