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The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

May13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 1983

Plank Road School

Although Earnest was written near the end of the nineteenth century, what it says is still valid. That is, a person's name and heritage mean little; it's what he makes of himself that counts.

Wilde wraps up his message into a delightful package: Two charming young ladies—sophisticated Gwendolen from the city and naive Cecily from the country—are in love with Earnest Worthing. But there is no such person as Earnest Worthing. Gwendolen thinks Jack is Earnest, and Cecily thinks Algy is Earnest. And each girl swears that she could never love a man who wasn't named Earnest. In the midst of all this confusion comes Lady Bracknell, who doesn't like the idea of anybody's loving anybody. It sounds like a big mess. But Oscar Wilde unwinds this knotty affair into one of the favorite comedies of English literature.



Production Staff


Kim Kunz


Gil Shine

Stage Manager

Tom Kohls

Tehnical Director

Don Horaitis

Lighting Crew

Phyllis Greg

Greg Juleen

Bob Kafka

Set Designer

Kim Kunz

Assistant to the Director

Donna Kay Kohls

Prop Crew

Ann DeLeo

Nick DeLeo

House Manager

Rosie Peterson


Construction Crew

Margaret Banister

Barb Bastian

Darlene Capek

Anne Marie Cheney

mike Crowley

Chris Otto

Rosie Peterson

Costume Crew

Kathi Dolan

Mary Fallon

Graphic Designer

Donna Kay Kohls

Program Victor White


John Worthing, J.P.

Tom New II


Algernon Moncrieff Scott Marshall


ev. Canon Chasuble D. D. Victor White


Merriman David Handrich  
Lane Joel Levin  

Lady Bracknell

Virginia Michaels


Gwendolen Fairfax Maggie Ley  
Cecily Cardew Janet Bouman  
Miss Prism Gretchen Sonstroem  
Cassie Darlene Capek  


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