The Importance of being Earnest at Georgeville
The Georgeville Troupe presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, “a trivial comedy for serious people”, in the Murray Memorial Hall, Georgeville, November 6th and 7th at 7:00 p.m. and November 8th at 4:00 p.m. Tickets for adults, for for children under 16, are affordable and available by calling John Hoblyn 819 843 0886 or Maureen Cameron 819 574 0843 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Possibly the wittiest comedy in the English language, The Importance of Being Earnest pokes gentle fun at class distinctions in Victorian England and the preoccupations of the idle rich.
John Worthing (Eric Alexandre) is known as “Ernest” in town (i.e., London) and as “Jack” in the country. Jack faces many obstacles to his romantic union with Gwendolen (Mary Hill). One obstacle is presented by Lady Bracknell (Sarah Hoblyn), who objects to what she refers to as Jack’s “origins”. Another obstacle is Gwendolen’s obsession with the name “Ernest” since she does not know Jack’s real name. Algernon (Charles Peacock) discovers that Jack is leading a double life and has a pretty young ward named Cecily (Karina Chadwick). The revelation of Jack’s origins causes Lady Bracknell to forbid his union with Gwendolen. Algernon visits Jack’s home in the country where the plot thickens! Algernon falls in love with Cecily and both men strive to overcome the numerous obstacles and be able to marry their chosen ones. Are you confused? See the play and you will be relieved to hear that all ends happily ever after. The play is directed by Charles Peacock.
Wilde’s play showcases his sense of humour in full flight, and has delighted audiences in countless stage and film productions ever since it first appeared in 1896.