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Theatrical Play on March 11 at 7p.m.

March 1, 2011

UACCH Fine Arts Club invites the Community to a Theatrical Play on March 11 at 7p.m.

HOPE, AR – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope would like to invite the public to attend the UACCH Fine Arts Club presentation of The Importance of Being Earnest.  The play, set in the late 1800’s in London, England, is a period show, which means the Fine Arts Club is working to make it as authentic as possible to 1895 with the set, props, costumes, etc.

The Importance of Being Earnest is a light-hearted romantic comedy written by Oscar Wilde, basically a story of mistaken identity.  Two friends, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, are in love with girls of the highest London society.  They propose to these women, who believe that both men are named Earnest. The women are dead set on only marrying someone whose name is Earnest.  However, the true identities are revealed, and everything comes together happily at the end.  

Auditions were held before Christmas, and the cast and crew have been rehearsing since the end of January.  The club typically rehearses from 4p.m. to 8p.m. nightly.  A wide student representation is in the cast, and the play also stars Mrs. Marian Lloyd, administrative specialist for UAMS.  The cast and crew is as follows:

Cast

Jack Worthing…………………Dakota Cowart

Algernon Moncrieff……………Sean Bittle

Gwendoline Fairfax……………Jessie Fulmer

Cecily Cardew………………….Cheldon Gray

Lady Bracknell…………………Marian Lloyd

Miss Prism……………………..Lori Johnson

Dr. Chausable………………….Clifford Teague

Lane/Merriman…………………Aaron Charles

Crew

Artistic Design…………………Lisa Pennington

Stage Manager………………..Austin Overton

Light Technician……………….Chris Walker

Sound Technician……………..Caleb Alice

Prompter…………………………Tiffany Smith

Director…………………………..Hayden Clem

 A lot of time and preparation has gone into organizing this show. A special thank you goes to Paul Hudkins and the T and I Club for building the set and to Ray Tae’s Bridal Shop and Yesteryear Ladies Wear for assisting with the costumes.  The community has also been generous in donations and loaning items for use in the production!  The following businesses have contributed: 

Davis Lumber

Porter Building Supply

Hope Builders Depot

B&R Building Supply

Rae-Tays Bridal Shop

Yesteryear Ladies Wear

First Baptist Church of Hope

Elm Street Antique and Collectibles

Advance tickets are on sale now at the UACCH front desk and can be reserved by calling 870-777-5722.  The cost of the play is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.  There is a discount available for tickets bought in advance.

The play will be presented on Thursday, March 10th and Friday, March 11th at 7 p.m. in the Johnny Rapert Library auditorium.