The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde, a staged reading
"To be born, or at any rate bred, in a handbag, whether it has handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution." - Lady Bracknell
Meet the cast
DIRECTOR: Douglas Beattie is a director, actor, playwright, and producer. Since 1984, he has produced and directed the Wingfield stage plays. For several years, he was the producing artistic director of Touchmark Theatre. Doug directed Lost & Found's The Tinker's Wedding as well as a staged reading of his play Blessings in Disguise.
ALGERNON: John Cormier was last seen in 2017's Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol. He is a busy local actor both on stage and screen. He develops and produces content for his film production company Lolabo Pictures.
JACK: Nathaniel Voll was last seen in 2017's Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol. He is also a playwright and is working with Theatre of the Beat as a facilitator at the Grand Valley Institute for Women.
GWENDOLYN: Amie DeBrone played Mrs. Dickens and was music director for 2017's Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol. She is much in demand as a voice teacher and has appeared onstage at Drayton Entertainment, KW Musical Productions and more.
LADY BRACKNELL: Kathleen Sheehy is delighted to have a change from playing Miss Prism, a role she has filled twice before, and looks forward to chewing up the scenery as Lady B. She will do so even though we won't have actual scenery.
MISS PRISM: Christy Ziss has appeared in numerous Lost & Found productions and originated the role of Mrs. Dickens in Charles Dickens etc etc. She is also the co-artistic director of Theatre Baddeck in beautiful Cape Breton.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 7PM
KW Musical Productions Hall
14 Shaftsbury Drive, Kitchener
DR. CHASUBLE: Robin Bennett played Marley's Ghost for two productions of Charles Dickens Writes... He has directed numerous shows at area theatres and appeared in several plays, recently as Jacob Mercer in Of the Fields, Lately.
CECILY CARDEW: Meghan DeChastelain is a recent University of Windsor grad with a BFA in Acting, appearing in many productions, including playing Milli in Queen Milli of Galt by our favourite playwright, Gary Kirkham. Other credits: Newmarket National 10-Minute Play festival and nomination for best actress in the U of Windsor Film Festival.
LANE and MERRIMAN: Brian Otto is very familiar to theatre patrons in Waterloo and Wellington Regions, with a long resume of appearances with Guelph Little Theatre, Elmira Theatre Company, KWMP, TCP New Hamburg and more, as well as credits with Theatre & Company. Watch for Brian in Elmira's spring 2019 production of The Gentleman Clothier.
STAGE MANAGER: Denise Coleman is excited to be back into theatre after a long hiatus. Recent credits include KW Musical Production’s 70th Anniversary show and Spring Awakening, and 2017’s Charles Dickens writes a Christmas Carol. Currently she is a lighting tech for Noises Off with Community Players of New Hamburg.