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Tickets on Sale for The Importance of Being Earnest at CU

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By Natasha Janes
News from Campbellsville University Theater

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - The tickets for Campbellsville University's theater production, "The Importance of Being Earnest," a Victorian era comedy by Oscar Wilde, are now on sale. The show times and dates of the show are as follows: Thursday, February 23, 2012; Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 at 7 pmET/6pmCT, with a Sunday, February 26 performance at 3 pmET/2pmCT. All performances are in in the Russ Mobley Theater, Alumni Building, 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Jack Worthing, the play's protagonist, is a pillar of the community in Hertfordshire and has responsibilities of being a major landowner and justice of the peace; with tenants, farmers, and a number of servants and other employees all dependent on him.

For years, he has also pretended to have an irresponsible black-sheep brother named Earnest who leads a scandalous life in pursuit of pleasure and is always getting into trouble of a sort that requires Jack to rush grimly off to his assistance. No one but Jack knows that he himself is Earnest. The play goes into the double life that Jack lives and how it may come back to haunt him.

The cast of the play includes: Jess Harris of Louisville, KY, Miss Prism; Megan Kist of Radcliff, KY, Cecily; Brian Kretzler of Greensburg, KY, Merriman; Lacy Mudd of Campbellsville, Gwendolyn; Dakota Rogers of Harrodsburg, KY, Jack;

Ian Shepard of Somerset, KY, Algernon; Singrid Tipton of Lawrenceburg, KY, Lady Bracknell; Steven Yospur of Friendswood, Texas, Lane; and Caleb Harris of Scottsville, KY, Footman.

Starr Garrett, director of the theater and assistant professor of theater, is the director of the play. Assistant director of the theater Matt Nall is technical director and in charge of set design. Susie Trefjo Williams of Campbellsville, an adjunct instructor, is in charge of publicity, costumes and props.

The crew list includes: MiKeisha Bacon of Vine Grove, KY, set construction and runner; Katy Doolin of Lancaster, KY, sound and set construction; Megan Hill of Springfield, KY, prop-master, set construction and runner; Kim Hough of Louisville, KY, stage manager and set construction;

Kiara Jeffries of Fort Knox, KY, set construction andrunner; Alia McClendon of Radcliff, KY: costumes and hair and set construction; Patty Mings of Eastview, KY, paint and set design; Sarah Porter of Harrodsburg, KY, costumes and hair;

Chelsey Stone of Campbellsville, KY, box office manager and set construction; Julia Tan of Malaysia, props, set crew and runner; and Reece Wilson of Dumfries, VA, props, set crew and runner;

Everyone is invited to attend. General admission is $5.

Reservations may be made online at CU Theater or call the CU theater office 8am-5pmET, 7am-4pmCT, Monday through Friday at 270-789-5266.

This story was posted on 2012-02-02 17:11:49
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