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Golden Chain Theatre Presents Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”

OAKHURST—Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest has been a popular play for 135 years. When a work has remained so for that long, it must be something special.

Classic Comedy

The Golden Chain Theatre brings this classic comedy to the stage May 24 through June 16. During the production, audiences meet a parade of ridiculous characters whose views on life are hysterically nonsensical.

Sharp Wit, Clever Phrasing

A farce satirizing the upper classes of 19th Century British culture and manners, the play’s staying power comes from the sharp wit and clever turns of phrase that keep it connecting with the modern funny bone.

Director Michael Van Buren has loved this show for many years. He says,

“The story of this show is a lot of fun, with misrepresented identities, laughable love interests and improbable plot twists. It is the witty dialogue, however, that has always impressed me.”

Van Buren continues, “Almost everything that every character says is exactly the opposite of what any reasonable person would expect. The characters are so absurd and quick-witted, it keeps me in stitches no matter how many times I watch it.”

Stellar Cast

The cast consists of Brody Suderman as Lane, Alexander Reveé as Algernon, and Jackson Cosby as Jack. Jennifer Janine plays Lady Bracknell, Kaley Marsh as Gwendolyn, Ally Ferbrache as Cecily. Mary Helen Mierkey portrays Miss Prism, Leonard Brown is Rev. Chasuble, and Ruthann Van Buren is Matron Merriman. These actors have worked for months to bring these uniquely amusing characters to life.

The entire cast looks forward to bringing this charming and entertaining story to Golden Chain audiences.

Ticket and Contact Information

Purchase tickets online or call the box office at (559) 683-7112.

The Golden Chain Theatre is located at 42130 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644. The mailing address is PO Box 604, Oakhurst, CA 93644. Contact the office at (559) 683-7112 or via email at office@goldenchaintheatre.org. The Golden Chain Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The Golden Chain Theatre’s mission is to passionately engage people of all ages in presenting a wide variety of quality live entertainment, promote fine arts education and to make a vibrant contribution to our community’s economy, culture, and spirit.

Photos courtesy of Steve Montalto/High Mountain Images and Golden Chain Theatre.

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