Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Importance of Being Earnest

Fifty years ago is on my mind for more than one reason. It was fifty years ago that I saw The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde as a college production. I thought I would enjoy seeing it again and I was right.  Tom and I saw the Sunday afternoon performance put on by The Drama Workshop in Cincinnati.  If you have never seen this play, let me tell you it is surpremely important to be Earnest. However, not everyone is Earnest.  And that state of affairs leads to a lot of amusement for the audience.


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Go to the website listed under the title page of the program  to see photos of the play taken by Kasmira Kit.  Here is the photo I took of two of those who helped put on the play.  Ray, our son, is listed in the program as one of the two Master Carpenters and Gretchen, his fiancee, is the Producer.  They are both listed as members of the Running Crew as well.  Running Crew...I see all sorts of possibilities with that job description. 
 



Tom and I have seen lots of interesting productions from the group. The actors and actresses are generally excellent. Many of the people who  perform in the plays or help with the productions have been involved with theater  in the Cincinnati area for years, sometimes doing professional theater as well as community theater.

The Drama Workshop is on Facebook or you can check out the following website for more information.

http://www.thedramaworkshop.org/

If you live within driving distance of Cincinnati and enjoy theater, you will enjoy their productions.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

I've read it a couple of times, but never seen it.