K-State Theatre ends year with Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance Of Being Earnest'
Thursday, April 10, 2014
MANHATTAN — For its final production of the school year, K-State Theatre will present the comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde at 7:30 p.m. April 24-26 and May 1-3 and 2:30 p.m. May 4 in the Chapman Theatre in Kansas State University's Nichols Hall.
A popular comedy with a sharp edge, "The Importance of Being Earnest" follows the distressing romances of two hapless gentlemen through conflict and hilarity. Confronted by the regulations and expectations of Victorian society, the men ultimately learn the importance of being 'Earnest.'
Charlotte MacFarland, associate professor of theatre, is the play's director and sound designer. Set design is by Kathy Voecks, associate professor of theatre; costume design is by Dana Pinkston, associate professor of theatre; and lighting design is by John Uthoff, associate professor of theatre.
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for seniors and military, and $9 for students, plus tax and applicable fees. They can be purchased in person at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.
Students in cast for "The Importance of Being Earnest" include:
Ben Deghand, junior in theatre, as Jack, both from Berryton; Mitch Ward, sophomore in theatre, Colwich, as Merriman; Hannah Miller, junior in theatre, Gardner, as Cecily Cardew; Kelsey Coffroth, junior in theatre, Louisburg, as Miss Prism.
From Manhattan: Bella Alonso, senior in theatre, as Gwendolen Fairfax; Mat Ellis, senior in theatre, as Algernon; and Sean Matthews, senior in mass communications, as Dr. Chasuble.
Cat Huck, sophomore in theatre, as Lady Bracknell; and Logan Jones, junior in theatre, Wichita, as Lane.