UMFK to present ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

FORT KENT, Maine — Local actors will present four live performances of the Oscar Wilde comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” later this month.

Set in Victorian England, the play “touches on ‘good breeding’, economics and gender roles,” according to Director Caryn Cleveland Short.

“Mostly it is just an opportunity to laugh at society and ourselves,” she said. “It provides an escape from the dreary news landscape of today.”

Cleveland Short said the show is suitable for people of all ages.

Showtimes at at the University of Maine Fort Kent’s Fox Auditorium are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 18, 19, and 20 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

Cast members are: Adam Wilcox, Lise Pelletier, Calvin Johnson, Samuel Levasseur, Jacob Beauchesne, Alex Lynch, Katrina Walls, Sara Harvey and Christina Theriault.

To reserve tickets, contact the UMFK public relations office at (207) 834-7557. Tickets, if still available, also will be sold at the door. The cost of admission is $10 per person, and the show is free to UMFK students who present a valid university ID.

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