Oscar Wilde’s High Comedy Staged at Chattanooga Theatre Centre

CTC’s mainstage production of Oscar Wilde’s play dates are  January 27 through February 12, 2012.    Director Scott Dunlap has set, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” in a modern-day public library.    The characters emerge from library patrons who pick up Wilde’s script and begin reading.     Here’s a synopsis from CTC’s website:

Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew in this comedy classic. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities—not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell. The quintessential Oscar Wilde comedy.

Co-Producer: Barnett & Company

Captioning Underwriter: Barnett & Company

Opening Night Reception Sponsor: Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Co

One afternoon in the quiet reading room of the Mudie Public Library, ten strangers find they are simultaneously reading copies of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. One of the patrons begins to read the comic classic out loud. One by one, he coerces his fellow bookworms into assuming roles in the play and eventually they are thrown into the wild, Wilde world of identities (mistaken and taken). A new take on a long-time favorite.
Don’t miss this very original production directed and designed by R. Scott Dunlap, featuring: Jordan Coleman, Karen Henderson, Tarick Issa, Becki Jordan, Joanna Keeling, Joanna Key, Lebron Lackey, Anthony Mrotch, Christopher Smith and Thomas White.

Opening Night Gala, January 27, 7:00 pm reception featuring light hors d’oeuvres from Events with Taste, adult beverages, free parking and the opening night performance at 8:00 pm

Talk-back immediately following the 8:00 pm performance on Friday, February 3

Real-Time Captioning for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 pm

Girls’ Night Out – Friday, February 10 – 7:00 pm reception featuring snacks and adult beverages sponsored by Brewer Media. 8:00 pm Curtain.

January 27 through February 12, with a special Valentine’s Day benefit performance February 14, 2012 (see below).

Special Valentine’s Day Performance Tuesday, February 14

EARNEST TURNS 117!
(but admitting to no more than 100)
Celebrate ROMANCE & CYNICISMWith a special VALENTINES’ DAY Performance
TUESDAY, FEB 14
PRE-SHOW reception at 7:00 pm

Reporting by Monessa Guilfoil

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