FULL[Play]Importance of Being Earnest (version 5) - thw

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 20th, 2020, 6:00 am

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900).

In this most popular of all Oscar Wilde’s plays, two fashionable bachelors, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, discover that each has been simplifying his social obligations via the use of a convenient false persona. Their comfortable white lies suddenly lead to chaos when romance enters the picture in the form of the lovely Gwendolyn Fairfax and the innocent Cecily Cardew. Hilarity ensues as the bachelors attempt to quickly untangle the web of their deceptions in order to win the lady of their choice and withstand the scrutiny of the formidable Lady Bracknell. ( Kelly S. Taylor)
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      • Project Code: 5XaKjsbR
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Oscar Wilde) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Importance_of_Being_Earnest
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 23
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      • Original publication date (if known): 1895
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        Keywords that describe the book: farce, social satire, comedy of manners

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 20th, 2020, 6:00 am

Looking for an MC
It’s been done before, but we’re doing it again! At the request of some Wilde enthusiasts, I am putting forward a new reading of this old classic.
Rapunzelina will be our DPL. I am also going to play Lady Bracknell.

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Post by Algy Pug » November 20th, 2020, 6:01 am

Please put me down for Dr Chasuble.

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Post by jennlea » November 20th, 2020, 6:03 am

I'd be happy to read Cecily :)
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Post by ktaylor07 » November 20th, 2020, 6:05 am

Algy Pug wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 6:01 am
Please put me down for Dr Chasuble.

Cheers
Done! Welcome aboard!

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 20th, 2020, 6:05 am

jennlea wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 6:03 am
I'd be happy to read Cecily :)
Hooray! Welcome to the cast!

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Post by RobMarland » November 20th, 2020, 6:21 am

I'll sign up for Algernon Moncrieff, please.
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Post by ktaylor07 » November 20th, 2020, 6:22 am

RobMarland wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 6:21 am
I'll sign up for Algernon Moncrieff, please.
Done! Welcome to the cast!

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Post by cavaet » November 20th, 2020, 6:28 am

Jack Worthing

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 20th, 2020, 6:36 am

cavaet wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 6:28 am
Jack Worthing
Done! Welcome to the cast!

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Post by TriciaG » November 20th, 2020, 6:42 am

I am unable to MC at this time, but I can claim Miss Prism, if I may. 8-)
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Post by alanmapstone » November 20th, 2020, 6:45 am

As all the plum parts are gone in less than a hour I will have to claim Lane 😾 And I so wanted to play Miss Prism :lol:
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Post by ktaylor07 » November 20th, 2020, 6:47 am

TriciaG wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 6:42 am
I am unable to MC at this time, but I can claim Miss Prism, if I may. 8-)
Hooray! Welcome to the cast!

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 20th, 2020, 6:49 am

alanmapstone wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 6:45 am
As all the plum parts are gone in less than a hour I will have to claim Lane 😾 And I so wanted to play Miss Prism 😺
Well, folks just go Wilde for certain plays... And although you would have made an adorable Miss Prism, I'm delighted to have you on board as Lane.

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Post by adrianstephens » November 20th, 2020, 7:03 am

I would like to read Merriman if still open.
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