Central Gardens of North Iowa and the ClearLakeArtsCenter are proud to present their first joint venture, an outdoor production of Oscar Wilde's “The Importance of Being Earnest” on the lawn at Central Gardens.
This witty and buoyant comedy of manners is a comic reflection of 19th Century British society. "The Importance of Being Earnest" has delighted audiences since its first performance in 1895. As Jack Worthing’s double life catches up with him, problems are resolved in extremely charming and unexpected ways and everyone discovers the importance of being earnest.
Directed by North Iowa native Rachelle Moeller and supported by an entirely volunteer cast and crew with:
Scott Demro as John Worthing (Jack)
Christopher Phalen as Algernon Moncrieff (Algy)
Dean Hess as Reverend Canon Chasuble
James (Jim) Latham as Lane
Mary Alexander as Lady Bracknell
Annie Moore as Gwendoline Fairfax
Lauren Hewitt as Cecily Cardew
Eley Schmidt as Miss Prism
Craig Rule as Merriman and Elliott Neuberger as the Servant.
“We are very excited about this unique outdoor performing arts experience,” said Gail Harringa, board member of Central Gardens. “We will be encouraging our guests to bring their own blankets and folding lawn chairs. As well as, they may wish to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy before the show and during Intermission. It should be a lot of fun for everyone.”
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door with children 14 & under free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased by Calling (641) 357-1998, emailing email@example.com or Visiting The ClearLakeArtsCenter at 17 South 4th Street in downtown Clear Lake. Or at the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 205 Main Ave, Clear Lake, IA.