Rarely taking a pause, Two River Theater is back in the saddle with yet another upcoming production. This time it’s Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which will be directed by veteran Two River Theater performer Michael Cumpsty.
The production will run from November 11th to December 3rd, with opening night on Friday, November 17th at 7:00 PM. Tickets range from $40 to $70 and can be purchased right now through the box office or online through the source link below.
Additional details about the production can be found below.
RED BANK, NJ — Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2017/18 Season with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Michael Cumpsty. Performances will begin in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, November 11 and continue through Sunday, December 3. The opening night performance is Friday, November 17 at 7pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The production sponsors are Monmouth University, US Trust, and VNA Health Group.
The cast of The Importance of Being Earnest includes Randy Danson (Lady Bracknell), Rosa Gilmore (Gwendolen Fairfax), Mahira Kakkar (Miss Prism), Chris Kipiniak (Rev. Canon Chasuble), Sam Lilja (Algernon Moncrieff), Bob Mackasek (Merriman), Federico Rodriguez (John Worthing),Henry Vick (Lane), and Liesel Allen Yeager (Cecily Cardew).
The creative team includes scenic designer Charlie Corcoran, costume designer Jess Goldstein, lighting designer Yuki Nakase, sound designer Elisheba Ittoop, and wigs designer Leah J. Loukas. The casting is by Heidi Griffiths & Kate Murray, and the stage manager is Rick Steiger.
“The truth is rarely pure, and almost never simple.” Societal hypocrisies are put on blast, invented identities create confusion, and dazzling bon mots and plot twists keep the audience on their toes in Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, appearances, lies, and love.
““The Importance of Being Earnest is a deliciously subversive play that brilliantly skewers the pretensions of British Victorian society. Or any ‘society,’ for that matter,” says Artistic Director John Dias. “The play, which premiered in 1895, is considered Wilde’s theatrical masterpiece; it bursts with fabulous wit and humor. And at its heart there’s a story of romantic yearning for love and connection in a world where what’s true—and earnest—is all but forbidden.”
Ticket prices range from $40 to $70, with discounts available for groups, seniors, and U.S. military personnel, their families, and veterans. A limited number of $20 tickets are available for every performance; $20 tickets may be partial view. Tickets for patrons under 30 are $20 and include the best available seats at every performance. Tickets are available from tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400.
source: Two River Theater