The Importance of Being Earnest - Fall 2017 Theatre Arts

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Event Date: November 10, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: University Hall, 1st Floor, University Hall Theatre
Event Cost: $10 students, $15 general public

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, directed by Carrie Ann Quinn, opens November 2 in the University Hall Theatre for seven performances through November 10. 

With costumes by Rafael Jaen and scenic design by Joe Sheehan ’18, Quinn’s production of Wilde’s 1895 comedy promises the lavish (and a bit ridiculous) trappings of the upper class behaving badly while tearing away the masks of reality.

The University Hall Theatre transforms again with lighting design by Anthony Phelps and arena seating on all four sides of the stage.

Showing in the University Hall Theatre, November 2, 3, 4 and 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 4.  Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for the general public, and are now on sale.

The Importance of Being Earnest stars the following cast of UMass Boston students:

Jacques Matellus as John Worthing, J.P.

Owen Sherrin as Algernon Moncrieff

Abigail Dickson as Lady Bracknell

Jessica Smalley as Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax

Lorraine Kanyike as Cecily Cardew

Josh Robinson as Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.

Jenna Moloney as Miss Prism

Jay McCarthy as Lane


Marquies Perez as Merriman

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.