This spring, Shasta College will present Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. This is a witty play about status and money, but most importantly, love! The Importance of Being Earnest is a decadent, razor-sharp send-up of rigid Victorian morality, which Wilde often subtitled as “a trivial comedy for serious people.” The Importance of Being Earnest is Wilde’s most beloved play and serves as a testament to the triumph of wit, beauty, and romance over the dry proprieties of the social order of the day.
Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest will be held in the Shasta College theatre on December 4 and 5 at 6:00 p.m. The show is open to both Shasta College students and community members. Anyone interested in auditioning should prepare a one-minute comedic monologue.
Rehearsals will run during the early part of the Spring semester, with performances scheduled for March 8 through 17. The Importance of Being Earnest will be directed by Carolyn Murray, with scenic design by David Fraser, lighting by Tim Dye, costumes by Hilary Fahey, and makeup and hair by Mat McDonald. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Greg Thorson at firstname.lastname@example.org.