Theatre arts program presenting “The Importance of Being Earnest”
The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance’s theatre arts program will present Oscar Wilde’s last and most famous play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 23-26 at the Casino Theatre.
Performances will be given at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, while 2 p.m. performances will be given on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $15 for general, $10 for seniors and military, and $8 for students and faculty.
First performed in London in 1895, the play is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious persona to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.
Directed by Reggie Phoenix, associate professor and artistic director of the Casino Theatre, the cast includes:
- Mark Benedetti ’15 as Merriman
- Alexandra D’Agostino ’17 as Lady Bracknell
- Jake Fernandes ’17 as Dr. Canon Chasuble
- Robyn Genzano ’15 as Miss Prism
- Racquel Jean-Louis ’17 as Cecily Cardew
- Hunter Nicolson ’16 as Algernon Moncrieff
- Daniella Pantoliano ’15 as Gwendolen Fairfax
- Matt Royality-Lindman as Jack Worthing
The artistic and production staff includes Salve Regina students Kenneth Benell ’18, Kerry Collins ’18, Laura Jedynasty ’17, Elizabeth Maligranda ’15, Jennifer Sartanowicz ’16, Brigid Sawyer ’16, Rene Schaetzle ’16 and Cole Walter ’18.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the box office at (401) 341-2250 or visit tinyurl.com/salvecasino.