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The Aquila Theatre cast for "The Importance of Being Earnest" includes (from left) Guy Oliver-Watts as Algernon Moncrieff, Rebecca Reaney plays Cecily Cardew, Rachael Barrington as Gwendolen Fairfax, and Peter F. Gardiner as Jack Worthing (photo by Richard Termine)

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 Aquila Theatre cast for "The Importance of Being Earnest" includes (from left) Guy Oliver-Watts as Algernon Moncrieff, Rebecca Reaney plays Cecily Cardew, Rachael Barrington as Gwendolen Fairfax, and Peter F. Gardiner as Jack Worthing (photo by Richard Termine)

“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.”