The Importance of Being Earnest

A Comedy showing Apr 07 2017 - May 13 2017

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We are proud to present the Tony-Award winning classic by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest. This wonderful, colorful comedy of manners and mistaken identities is truly one of the classic comedies of all time. Most theater-goes agree that it is probably the wittiest play in the English language. The story follows the antics of two wealthy young men who pretend, among other things, that they are both named Ernest in order to impress their beloveds. A surprise ending caps off the evening and all’s well that ends well. Our director, Zoe Bright, (who was in the original production of Les Miserables in London) has brought amazing energy and fun to our production and we guarantee you a great night at the theater.

Directed by: Zoe Bright

Show Times: Fri-Sat 8pm, Sat- 3pm, Select Thurs-8 pm, select Sun 3 pm

Show Price: Regular: $32, Senior: $25, Child: $20

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Daniel DeYoung

Jack Worthing

Daniel DeYoung

Daniel is happy to me making his GCT debut! A few theatrical highlights include: The Guthrie Theater, The Wellfleet Harbor Actors theater, The American Shakespeare Center, and the Independent Shakespeare Company. Education: Guthrie Theater/ University of Minnesota BFA Actor Training program.

For more info visit: www.danieldeyoungactor.com

Grayson Wittenbarger

Algernon Moncrieff

Grayson Wittenbarger

Grayson is thrilled to be coming back to the Glendale Centre Theatre! Two years ago he played Albert Kummer in GCT’s production of Dear Ruth. He studied acting at Northern Kentucky University (GO NORSE!). Theatre credits include: David in The Foreigner, Ben in God’s Favorite, Hugo Peabody in Bye, Bye Birdie, The King in Cinderella, Edgar Beane in Titanic: the Musical, Hippolytus in Phaedra’s Love, and Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing. He also had a Co-star role on Season 9 of Criminal Minds. He would like to thank Zoe and Tayah for welcoming him into their theatre family. And he would like to thank his friends and loved ones for keeping him grounded in a chaotic industry.

Zoe Farmingdale

Cecily Cardew

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After moving here in January, Zoe is excited to make her Los Angeles stage debut with the GCT! Recent NYC/Regional Theatre credits: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Sally), Pirates of Penzance (Isabel), Hunter Gatherers (Pam), The Other Place (The Woman), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne), Coffee and Biscuit (performed at HERE arts and NYFringe), Red Light Winter (Christina), Cabaret (Helga/Gorilla). Zoe’s comedy credits include sketch performances at Second City & UCB, improv comedy house teams at The PIT in NYC, and membership in Story Pirates. TV credits include The Onion News Network, Billy on the Street, and appearances on Discovery ID, MTV, and Fuse. She has also been seen in a slew of commercials, and has appeared in film festivals around the world. Together with Bethany Nicole Taylor she created the music and sketch duo Catmagic—stay tuned for videos debuting later this year. Zoe is also a theatre writer; she has been a resident playwright for Amios Theatre in NYC and her musical Wicked Frozen! (co-written with Toby Singer) enjoyed 2 sold-out runs and is currently in development for a 2017 Off-Broadway production. Thank you and love to my parents, friends, and especially the cast & team! For more info, find Zoe online!

Twitter: @thezoeshow  Instagram: @thezoeshow  Website: www.zoefarmingdale.com

Meghan Lewis

Gwendolen Fairfax

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A San Diego native and proud graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts. Favorite roles include: The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll (The Theatre@Boston Court), Wicked Lit (2016), Replica (Urban Theatre Movement), and Delusion (Masque of Mortality/Lies Within). A proud company member of Urban Theatre Movement—with whom she’ll be directing a piece at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year— and Owl’s March. Also an active voice actor, Meghan has brought to life audiobooks for Audible/ITunes/Amazon, commercials, mobile apps, and dubbed numerous telenovela characters into English, now airing in countries all around the world.

For more info visit: www.meghanlewis.info

Zoe Bright

Lady Bracknell/Director

Zoe Bright

Zoe recently directed Black Comedy here at the GCT and was seen as Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady last year. Other productions include The Mousetrap, A Party To Murder, Cinderella, and Guys and Dolls. She comes from London, where she appeared in 8 shows in the West End, including being an original cast member in Les Misérables and Lucy in Snoopy The Musical. She has directed tonight’s show, and she is very grateful to her daughter, Tayah Howard, who has assisted her and directed her as Lady Bracknell.

Tom Allen

Reverend Canon Chasuble

Tom Allen

Tom is reprising a role he first performed at Hoover High School some 48 years ago. He thanks Zoe and Tim for this remarkable opportunity, and he dedicates this performance to his church friends, who may actually know what a chasuble is.

Dynell Leigh

Miss Prism

Dynell Leigh

Dynell is happy to continue her 15 year association with the GCT. Past GCT roles: Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), Me & My Girl (Duchess), Beauty & The Beast (Mrs. Potts), Nunsense! (Mother Superior), Annie (Miss Hannigan), The Happiest Millionaire (Aunt Mary), Lend Me A Tenor (Julia), Big River (Widow Douglas & Aunt Polly), A Christmas Carol (Charwoman & Mrs. Fezziwig), Crazy For You (Lottie Childs). Love and thanks to friends and family, and (as always) to Michael, for everything.

Anthony Papastrat

Lane

Anthony Papastrat

Anthony is delighted to be making his GCT stage debut! From humble beginnings in upstate NY, Anthony went on to receive a BA in Drama from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. In addition to school productions, Anthony performed in both film and television in the DMV area. Since moving to the city of Angeles just shy of a year and a half ago, he has performed in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, become a performer/producer of both a live and video sketch comedy troupe (be sure to check out Funny or Not Here We Come on YouTube). Anthony also takes great pride in being a co-producer of his own SAG new media projects. Most humble thanks to Zoe, his fellow talented cast and the entire creative community at the GCT. And of course, thanks to Mom and Dad! Enjoy the show, folks!

Martin Sottile

Merriman

Martin Sottile

Martin comes directly from When Lives Matter The Play: at The Lounge. He recently appeared in the film 2:22 and the PBS documentary Oscar Acosta as Liberace. Martin has acted in numerous television shows and also works as a reporter, anchor, and spokesman. Martin’s represented by Mazlea Talent Agency.