THE THIEL PLAYERS PRESENT "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST"
Oct. 27, 2010
GREENVILLE, PA—The curtain rises on the Thiel Players’ fall production, “The Importance of Being Earnest” Nov. 4, 6, 12 and 13 in the college’s William A. Robinson Theater.
Considered one of the greatest comedies in the English language, this classic play by Oscar Wilde follows the adventures of two high society bachelors in 1890s England, Jack Worthing, played by senior Bryan Montozzi, and Algernon (Algy) Moncrieff, played by sophomore Joey Hertzog.
In order to “play” away from home the men create fictitious characters to explain their absences—from the country in Jack’s case and from town in Algy’s. Jack meets Gwendolyn, played by freshman Leah Kook, the daughter of the forbidding Lady Bracknell, played by junior Annie Camp, and introduces himself as Earnest. Algy goes to the country, pretending to be the fictitious Earnest, where he meets and woos Jack’s ward, Cecily Cardew, played by senior Kayla Turek. Both Gwendolyn and Cecily suddenly insist that they can only love someone called Earnest, which leads both men to arrange to be christened by Rev. Chausable, played by senior Evan Ditty. In the end, after a whirlwind of comic incidents, everyone gets what they deserve during a chance meeting between Cecily’s governess Miss Prism, played by senior Theresa Phillips, and Lady Bracknell. Also in the cast are junior Hubert McCarthy and sophomore Quincy Harris.
Show times are 8 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6. (Please note that there is no show on Nov. 5 due to Thiel’s Honors Convocation.) There is no admission fee to the production. The William A. Robinson Theater is located behind the William A. Passavant Memorial Center on Thiel’s campus. Donations will be accepted after the show to support future Thiel Players productions.
For reservations for “The Importance of Being Earnest,” call 724-589-2029.
About Thiel College
Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,100 students. For more information about Thiel College, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.