The Importance of Being Earnest
Thursday, November 1 - Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 PM
The Berkshire School Theater Department will perform Oscar Wilde's classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest
this Thursday, November 1 - Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 PM in Allen Theater.
After two years of modern fare, Berkshire's theater ensemble is reaching back into the traditional theater cannon with Earnest. "It's good to develop their range," says Jesse Howard, Director of the theater and film program, 'It forces them to push outside of their perceived boundaries and try something that stretches them."
The play, long considered to be among the best comedies ever written, asks that the cast learn mannerisms, customs, and a dialect that are totally new to them. The cast has spent hours studying and practicing vowel replacements, dropped Rs, forward resonance, and pitch glides from a CD and a packet of study materials. "They've done a lot of very academic work to create a credible british sound," said Mr. Howard, "I am very pleased with the result, the hard work is paying off."
to read the cast/crew blog.
The show runs about an hour and 45 minutes. There is a $2 donation at the door. Bear Wear is required for students. And don't leave too quickly at the end of the show... there is a surprise you won't want to miss!