Fall Play 2014: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being EarnestThe Performing and Visual Art Department at Besant Hill School presented Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest – A Serious Comedy for Trivial People, on November 7th and 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Zalk Theater on the BHS campus.

A classic comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest has delighted millions in countless productions since it’s London premiere in 1985 and the BHS cast did not disappoint!. The plot, full of twists, turns, bon mots, mistaken identities and is considered to be one of Wilde’s wittiest and greatest works.

Set in London and Hertfordshire the play centered around Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing and their insistence on being called Earnest as they pursue the ideal woman. The cast of 8 consisted of Pablo Arimany ’15 in the role Algernon, Tristin Klipp-Sabol ’15 as Jack, Amber Montesanto ’15 as Gwendelon, Madi Kish ’16 as Cecily, Cate Steward ’17 as Miss Prism, Simeon Hu ’17 as Dr. Chausable, Emily Kuhn ’18 as Lane/Merriman and Michael Hopkins ’16 as Lady Bracknell.

The play was directed by Performing Arts Chair Dan Call with set and lighting design by Neva Williams. Shayla Dickerson was the Stage Manager, Katie Beasley and Clay Weisberg served as stage crew, DeeDee Fried and Phyliis Nelson created beautiful costumes and hats, Brittney Lynn styled all the wigs and hair and Heulyn Gamble served as the light/sound board operator.