Tag: Oscar Wilde
The Acting in N.C. State University Theatre’s Gross Indecency Is First-Rate, and So Are the Set, Lighting, and Costumes
In 1895, when N.C. State University Theatre’s collegiate production of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde is set, Oscar Wilde was at the pinnacle of his fame. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) was well received, and his work had met with critical acclaim. Two of his plays, The Importance of Being Earnest… Read More ›
Rachael Barrington Was a Standout as Gwendolen Fairfax and Miss Prism in the Aquila Theatre’s Production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”
The standout performer of the ensemble was Rachael Barrington, who was lovely as Gwendolen Fairfax, but gave exceptionally strong work — in character and delivery — as the tutor Miss Prism.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde Is a Knee-Slapping Comedy About Leading a Double Life
“Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is a perennial audience favorite, a play that overflows with razor sharp wit, sublime elegance and dizzy romantic comedy,” claims Aquila Theatre. “Yet, Earnest has teeth and this biting satire of the vapid English aristocracy and their facile behavior made for an exciting opening night … on Valentine’s Day, 1895.”
Hilarity takes the stage as PlayMakers Repertory Company concludes its 2009-10 mainstage season with Oscar Wilde’s comedy classic, “The Importance of Being Earnest” March 3-21.