2015 - 2016
Director: James R. Lyon
Production Leader: Ilse de Vreede
Regarded as one of the greatest comedy plays ever written, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”, is bubbling with wonderful wit, dramatically funny dialogue and colourfully comedic characters.
The play is a farcical comedy and completely trivial, revolving around the protagonists, Jack and Algernon, who try to maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. They both adopt the character of “Ernest” in an effort to win the hearts of the innocently sweet Cecily and the pretentiously sophisticated Gwendolyn. The whole play falls into a whirlwind of hilariously awkward situations expertly penned by, a legend in his own right, Oscar Wilde.
Johan Stapert: John Worthing
Samuel Stevens: Algernon Moncrieff
Sara Hoshyari: Gwendolen Fairfax
Femke Nagelhout: Cecily Cardew
Joppe van der Zwan: Lady Bracknell
Luzia Heu: Miss Prism
Marco Carlotti: Dr. Chasuble
Pieter van Vliet: Lane
Erik Woering: Merriman
Naomi Brouwer (Costumes)
Jorine Buthker (Set)
Chanani Campbell (PR)
Elizabeth Chandler (Costumes)
Julia Cramer (Hair / Make-Up)
Emmi Eckmiller (Hair / Make-Up)
Judith Freytag (PR)
Tim Leegte (Set)
Espen Meisfjord (Props)
Michelle Ruwen (PR)
Katharina Schultealbert (Helping Hand)
Lea Seidel (Helping Hand)
Delany Warren (Hair / Make-Up)
Amara Zahid (Costumes)
Yet to be retrieved.
February 25th 2016: Usva Cultureel Studentencentrum
February 26th 2016: Usva Cultureel Studentencentrum
February 27th 2016: Usva Cultureel Studentencentrum
Usva Cultureel Studentencentrum
New Orleans Jazz Café
O'Ceallaigh Irish Pun
't Hartje Printshop
Sanna van Opstal
University of Groningen
Ashley de Jong
Jos de Vreede
- The Importance of Being Earnest has been performed once earlier by the society, namely in 1980.
- The Importance of Being Earnest was nominated for four Cardozo Awards, namely best Promotion, best actor (Samuel Stevens), best actress (Femke Nagelhout) and best supporting role (Joppe van der Zwan).
- The play strived to attain a more international feel by having most of the characters come from different countries. Usage was made of American, British, German, Italian, Irish and Scottish nationality.