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The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Nelson Niu
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Performances will be Friday, January 24 at 8pm and Saturday, January 25 at 2pm and 8pm in Kresge Little Theater.

Smothered by the social pressures of country life, Jacqueline "Jack" Worthing regularly assumes the identity of a man named Ernest to escape to London. As Ernest, they fall in love with the sophisticated Gwendolen and is about to propose when their double life is unveiled by Algernon, Jack's carefree friend. Learning of Jack's precious ward Cecily, Algernon also poses as Ernest in order to infiltrate Jack's country estate and woo her. The Ernests struggle to keep up with their own stories and must reckon with the disapproval of Gwendolen's mother, the stern Lady Bracknell. Chaos and hilarity ensue.

A classic farce with a genderqueer twist.



Cast
JackMax Evans
AlgernonPatricia Gao
GwendolenMary Dahl
CecilyLainie Beauchemin
Lady BracknellRuth Tweedy
PrismZach Obsniuk
ChasubleJames Drayton
Lane, MerrimanIlani Axelrod-Freed
Crew
DirectorNelson Niu
ProducerCrystal Su
Stage ManagerEryn Gillam
Assistant Stage ManagerTian Lin
Assistant Stage ManagerLulu Russell
Co-Technical DirectorNina Morch
Co-Technical DirectorPJ Hernandez
Set DesignerJames Salamy
Master CarpenterAlexander Tsao
Scenic ChargeLacthu Vu
Co-Lighting DesignerTheo Black
Co-Lighting DesignerToby Glenhaber
Sound DesignerZach Obsniuk
Co-Costume DesignerCaroline Bonnett
Co-Costume DesignerIlani Axelrod-Freed
Master SeamspersonElton Zhou
Props DesignerKatie Henshaw
Deputy / DramaturgMax Evans
Publicity DesignerAnjali Nambrath
Co-Publicity ManagerAngela Su
Co-Publicity ManagerChristine Zhang
Co-Hair & Makeup DesignerLauren Clamon
Co-Hair & Makeup DesignerJude He