Upcoming Shows

Fall 2017 Dinner Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. Two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure in attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest.

Performance dates:
September 29, 30,
October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 2017

Open Audition Notice:

By Appointment: contact Angela Taylor at 860-539-1812

The cast will include 5 men and 4 women. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A theatre resume and/or headshot is encouraged but not required.

Character descriptions are below. The ages listed are the stated ages of the characters, not necessarily the required age of the actors.


John (Jack) Worthing, J.P. (early 30's)
A wealthy young gentleman who takes life seriously. He's a friend of
Algernon whose behavior he sometimes deplores. John is Cecily’s
guardian and is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax.
Algernon Moncrieff (early 30’s)
Brilliantly witty and selfish nephew of Lady Bracknell and cousin to
Gwendolen Fairfax. Ernest’s (John/Jack’s) best friend, he’s in love with
Cecily Cardew.
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. (early to mid 50's)
The pleasant rector on John/Jack’s estate who has a crush on Miss Prism.
Merriman, Butler (30 – 50’s)
The butler at Jack’s country estate.
Lane, Manservant (30 – 40’s)
Algernon’s manservant.
Lady Bracknell (early 50's)
Domineering, cunning, mercenary and snobbish, she’s Gwendolen’s mother
and is determined to see her daughter well-married. A formidable woman,
Lady Bracknell is used to getting her own way most of the time.
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax (early 20’s)
Algernon’s young, aristocratic and charmingly superficial cousin and Lady
Bracknell’s daughter. She’s in love with John/Jack/Ernest.
Cecily Cardew (early 20’s)
A young woman given to romantic fantasies and intrigued by the wickedness
of Jack’s brother. She is the simpler, more innocent country girl to
Gwendolyn’s sophisticated city girl.
Miss Prism, Governess (50's)
Cecily’s governess. She’s somewhat puritanical, but her softer side leans
toward Dr. Chasuble. She once wrote an important novel.


Director - Angela Taylor
Producer - Justin Martin