The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde


A hilarious comedy of misunderstandings, passionate proposals, and cucumber sandwiches, Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST remains a theatrical classic. Even as we laugh at his characters’ witty words and wily antics, Wilde makes us consider the ways in which we, too, attempt to craft our identities within a world of familial and social expectations. This play celebrates art for art’s sake—theater for the sake of theater; it lauds fun and storytelling and laughter without attempting to dictate moral truths. Though his play is ostensibly a melee of lies and frivolity, Wilde gives us beauty and humor along with a glimpse of incredibly relatable, mundane, everyday life. From academic ennui and overbearing parents to romantic entanglements and passive-aggressive cat fights, EARNEST is the experience of life, expressed in the best words possible.
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October 9 at 8:00pm
October 10 at 8:00pm
October 11 at 2:00pm
October 11 at 8:00pm
@ Yale Repertory Theatre
Show no longer running
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Gwendolen FairfaxLauren Modiano
Cecily CardewLucy Fleming
Lady BracknellEric Sirakian
Jack WorthingAdam Lohman
Algernon MoncrieffOtis Blum
Rev. Canon ChasubleSkyler Ross
Miss PrismMikayla Harris
Lane, MerrimanEthan Campbell-Taylor
Production Staff
DirectorMiranda Rizzolo
ProducerKate Pincus
Stage ManagerCorinne Kentor
Set DesignerSusannah Hyde
Costume DesignerJessenia Khalyat
Lighting DesignerHarry Shamansky
Sound DesignerBen Symons
Props MasterIlana Scandariato
Technical DirectorKellee Richards
Master ElectricianEliza Robertson
Sound EngineerSarah Holder
Head RiggerGeoffrey Smith
Paint ChargeSarah Brownlee
Scenic ArtistCharlotte Newell
Graphic DesignerRebecca Sylvers
DramaturgGabrielle Hoyt-Disick
Hair ArtistCharlotte Juergens
Hair ArtistKane Palacios
Makeup ArtistSamantha Pillsbury
Assistant DirectorPaige Cunningham
Assistant ProducerBilly Cavell
Assistant ProducerMarianna Gailus
Assistant ProducerYijiao He
Assistant Stage ManagerAndrew Schmidt
Assistant Stage ManagerAnna Qin
Assistant Stage ManagerLiza Lebedev
Assistant Stage ManagerKane Palacios
Assistant Set DesignerJessica Alzamora
Associate Costume DesignerZoe Huber-Weiss
Assistant Technical DirectorChase Ammon
Sets CrewAndrew Thavychith
Sets CrewAshlyn Oakes
Sets CrewCharlie Song
Sets CrewIsabella Trierweiler
Sets CrewJae Shin
Sets CrewKatie Watson
Sets CrewSarah Schlick
Lights CrewAriel Lowrey
Lights CrewAva Hunt
Lights CrewCarina Thunell
Lights CrewGabrielle Roberts
Lights CrewRoger Pellegrini
Lights CrewVarun Sah
Sound CrewLilla Brody
Sound CrewMadeleine Colbert