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
September 29, 30,
October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 2017
Open Audition Notice:
By Appointment: contact Angela Taylor
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
- John (Jack) Worthing, J.P.
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
Brilliantly witty and selfish nephew of Lady Bracknell and cousin to
Gwendolen Fairfax. Ernest’s (John/Jack’s) best friend, he’s in love
- Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.
(early to mid 50's)
The pleasant rector on John/Jack’s estate who has a crush on Miss
- Merriman, Butler
(30 – 50’s)
The butler at Jack’s country estate.
- Lane, Manservant
(30 – 40’s)
- Lady Bracknell
Domineering, cunning, mercenary and snobbish, she’s Gwendolen’s
and is determined to see her daughter well-married. A formidable
is used to getting her own way most of the time.
- Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax
Algernon’s young, aristocratic and charmingly superficial
cousin and Lady
Bracknell’s daughter. She’s in love with
- Cecily Cardew
A young woman given to romantic fantasies and intrigued by the
of Jack’s brother. She is the simpler, more innocent country
Gwendolyn’s sophisticated city girl.
- Miss Prism, Governess
Cecily’s governess. She’s somewhat puritanical, but her softer side
toward Dr. Chasuble. She once wrote an important novel.
- Director - Angela
- Producer - Justin