Past Comedy:
Kentwood Players presents
The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Drew Fitzsimmons
Produced by Jim Crawford and Alison Mattiza
May 7 – June 12, 2010
Jack Worthing becomes Ernest to escape his troubles and falls in love with Gwendolen Fairfax. Algernon Moncrieff becomes Ernest to get into trouble and falls in love with Cecily Cardew. Gwendolen and Cecily are both in love with Ernest. Miss Prism is, unfortunately, in love with the Rev. Dr. Canon Chasuble who is, unfortunately, in a desperate battle between the views of the primitive church and his feelings for Miss Prism. Lane is a few cucumbers short of a sandwich and Merriman is buried under three portmanteaus, a dressing case, two hat boxes and a large luncheon basket. Gribsby wants the balance due and Moulton just wants to keep his balance. Lady Bracknell is far from pleased. Sounds deliciously confusing… doesn’t it?


Played by
Jack Worthing ············ Joshua Nelson
Algernon Moncrieff ············ Lorenzo Bastien
Lady Bracknell ············ Carmen Lynne
Gwendolen Fairfax ············ Marcy Agreen
Cecily Cardew ············ Jessica Hayes
Laetitia Prism ············ Judy Ewing
Canon Frederick Chasuble ············ Ron Edwards
Lane/Merriman ············ Will Meister
Moulton/Gribsby ············ Mark Mayes


Oscar Wilde's immortal classic “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” at the Westchester Playhouse features (seated, from left) Jessica Hayes, Carmen Lynne, Marcy Agreen. (standing, from left) Mark Mayes, Lorenzo Bastien, Judy Ewing, Will Meister, Joshua Nelson, Ron Edwards.
With assistance from Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism, Jack cautions his ward Cecily regarding his wicked brother Ernest.
Before their happily-ever-afters, the boys have questions to answer regarding a certain Ernest Worthing.
Miss Prism tries in vain to keep Cecily focused on her studies… Moulton waters the flowers.
With the moral responsibilities of station and status, Miss Prism and Canon Chasuble struggle with their secret desires.
Apparently Miss Prism has a rather uncomfortable explanation to give - and Lady Bracknell wants it now!
In earnest, boys with be boys.
Eating again, I see, Algie.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
A walk in the garden is a perfect remedy for a headache - and a heartache.
Women never call themselves sisters until they have called each other many other things first.
All's well that ends as well as can be expected.


Westchester Playhouse
8301 Hindry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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