The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest
John Worthing, a carefree young gentleman, is the inventor of a fictitious brother, “Ernest,” whose wicked ways afford John an excuse to leave his country home from time to time and journey to London, where he stays with his close friend and confidant, Algernon Moncrieff. Algernon has a cousin, Gwendolen Fairfax, with whom John is deeply in love. During his London sojourns, John, under the name Ernest, has won Gwendolen's love, for she strongly desires to marry someone with the confidence-inspiring name of Ernest. But when he asks for Gwendolen's hand from the formidable Lady Bracknell, John finds he must reveal he is a foundling who was left in a handbag at Victoria Station. This is very disturbing to Lady Bracknell, who insists that he produce at least one parent before she consents to the marriage.

Returning to the country home where he lives with his ward Cecily Cardew and her governess Miss Prism, John finds that Algernon has also arrived under the identity of the nonexistent brother Ernest. Algernon falls madly in love with the beautiful Cecily, who has long been enamored of the mysterious, fascinating brother Ernest.

With the arrival of Lady Bracknell and Gwendolen, chaos erupts. It is discovered that Miss Prism is the absent-minded nurse who twenty years ago misplaced the baby of Lady Bracknell's brother in Victoria Station. Thus John, whose name is indeed Ernest, is Algernon’s elder brother, and the play ends with the two couples in a joyous embrace.

Production Information

Show Dates/Times



February 21, 2019

7:00 PM

February 22, 2019

7:00 PM

February 23, 2019

7:00 PM

February 24, 2019

2:00 PM


Adrianne Hunt

Production Manager

Nyssa Brumagin

Audition Information

Audition Dates/Times


Start Time

End Time

December 02, 2018

6:30 PM

8:00 PM

December 03, 2018

6:30 PM

8:00 PM

The Auditions for "The Importance of Being Earnest" (TIOBE) are going to be rather informal

  • Be prepared to read Dramatically

  • We will provide the readings

  • Accents are great, but if you don't have one, that's okay. We will have coaches there to help

The cast has been set

We are happy to announce the cast list for Warren Player's production of The Importance of Being Ernest. Congratulations to all!

Casting Information



Jack "Earnest" Worthing

Patrick Mulligan

Algernon Moncrieff

Kevin Hunt

Gwendolen Faifax

Megan VanOrd

Cecily Cardew

Caitlin Webster

Lady Bracknell

Karin Davidson

Miss Prim

Amanda Wolf

Rev Canon Chasuble

Michael Stenberg


Mark Hurst


Collin Maines

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