Some consider Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest the funniest play written in English. CP seeks to capture all its wit and piquant satire in this musical version. The story is of the courtship of two affluent young ladies, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew, by the young self-indulgent gentlemen, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Each man has been slightly dishonest in order to get what he wants, and the struggle against major challenges: the formidable Lady Bracknell, Gwendolen's mother, and the truth itself. When all is revealed to everybody, even Jack, it leads to an unexpected happy ending and three weddings!
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Updated!! Click here to view the Ernest in Love Production @ Work photo gallery! The gallery features shots of our production team hard at work hanging lights, deconstructing the previous show's set, and preparing to build the new set for our spring musical. Publicity photos for Ernest in Love are available here. Production Archive shots will be available online part way through the run of this production.
And the reviews are in...
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"Ernest in Love at The Colonial Players in downtown Annapolis is a witty, intelligent and imaginative staging of the musical, which had its Off Broadway debut in 1960. As directed by Rick Wade and choreographed by Lindsay Zetter, the production is top-notch as is the cast."
The 15th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors' (WATCH Awards) winners were announced on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.
Adjudicators reviewed 111 productions (34 musicals, 77 plays) in 31 community theater companies. In each of the 38 categories, five nominees were selected based on the average scores of eight judges. Nominees were announced at a ceremony on January 18, 2015.
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