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UMFK’s Theatre Troupe presents “The Importance of Being Earnest”
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10
The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Theatre Troupe presents “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a farcical comedy by Oscar Wilde, from October 18th through October 21st in the Fox Auditorium. The performances will be on Thursday, October 18th; Friday, October 19th; and Saturday, October 20th to be held at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, October 21st at 5:30 p.m.
This play is one of Oscar Wilde’s most enduring works that has two young men making up fictitious identities to thwart Victorian social conventions and institutions. Wilde’s wit takes aims at marriage, social standing, and wealth. Two young men woo two young women under the name of Earnest are shocked when their lovely young ladies will only accept someone named “Earnest.” Laugh at their antics, in unraveling the truth, outwitting the “gorgon” society matron and winning their ladies for “better or worse.”
With a seasoned cast led by Adam Wilcox and Sam Levasseur, the comedy is sure to please. Join these witty fellows and Christina Theriault, Sara Harvey, Lise Pelletier, Alexandra Lynch, Jacob Beauchesne, Katrina Walls, and Calvin Johnson as they romp through this comedy.
The play is appropriate for all ages. Tickets $10 per person and available at the UMFK University Relations office, located on Pleasant Street, or by calling (207) 834-7557 to reserve a spot. Admission is free for UMFK students with valid ID.
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