2015 - 2016


Director: James R. Lyon

Production Leader: Ilse de Vreede


Oscar Wilde


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)


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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

Special Thanks

Marjolein Wiersma

Floris Houwing

Tobias Putman

Jessie Syme

Alexander Meter

Thomas Mook

Chandler Bullock

Bram Douwes

Kleber Noel

Kevin Kornelis

Aleks Giersz

't Hartje Printshop




Ids Meijer

Valerio Pizzonia


Bobby Makariev

Kim Hoftijzer

Sanna van Opstal

Aviva Dassen

Katja Feiler

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.


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