Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Tucson: Pima Community College Theatre Arts presents "The Importance of Being Earnest"

"Importance of Being Earnest" April 11 - 22

March 13, 2007

Pima Community College's Theatre Arts will present Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," Wednesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 22. 

Wilde himself described his most famous and frequently staged work as "trivial comedy for serious people."  A preview performance on Wednesday, April 11 will begin the show's two-week run.  Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Sign language interpreters will be available for the performance on Thursday, April 19.  High school matinee performances are scheduled for April 13 and 20 at 10 a.m.

"The Importance of Being Earnest," directed by Betsy Kruse Craig, features seasoned PCC theatre arts students, including Steve Wood as John Worthing, Scott O¹Brien as Algernon Moncrieff, Cassie Curran as Lady Bracknell and Tarreyn Van Slyke as Cecily Cardew.

Wilde wrote "The Importance of Being Earnest" in 1895 during the height of the Victorian Era, a time when all citizens of Britain were finally able to embrace literature that previously only the wealthy and educated could once afford.

This highly acclaimed comedy of manners and wit makes fun of the social conventions of the English upper classes with light-hearted satire and intellectual humour.  The plot contains a shameful secret, mistaken and assumed identities, a witty argument against the dual morality between male and female infidelity, and a sensational dénouément.

The Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on the College's West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road.  Ticket prices range from $6-$10.  For ticket information and to purchase advance tickets, contact the box office at 206-6986 or

PRESS CONTACT: David Irwin, Executive Director for Public Information
(520) 206-4528

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