The Importance of Being Earnest 2010 – Iowa State University Theatre

by Thornton Wilder

“In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing.”

Oscar Wilde’s trivial comedy for serious people involves two dashing young men who have both taken the name “Earnest” to make themselves more appealing to women.  When two women find the name so romantic that they declare they could not love any man who was not named “Earnest”, Jack and Algernon must find a way to keep lying or change their names immediately.

February 26 and 27 and March 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and February 28 and March 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Lane – Daniel Putnam
Algernon Moncrieff – Don Watts
John Worthing, J.P. – Caleb Woodley
Lady Bracknell – Kelly Teitsworth
Honorable Gwendolen Fairfax – Tawnee Rebhuhn
Miss Prism – Courtney Gevaert
Cecily Cardew – Katelyn Thompson
Rev. Canon Casuble, D.D. – Jeff White
Merriman – Brad Pingel

Creative Team

Director – Jane Cox
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Scenic Designer – Rob Sunderman
Costume Designer – Gregory Duckett
Stage Manager – Katharina Beckerleg
Assistant Stage Manager – Liz Rankin
Costume Design Assistants – Karlee Michalski, Anna Sunstrom, Lindsey VanWyk
Props Master – Kelly Teitsworth
Light Board Operator – Ashley A. Smith
Stagehands – Dan Fynaardt, Will Rundle, John Shang
Wardrobe – Meghan Sigwarth, Jacob Wittenauer
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Devin Miller
Poster Design – Devin Miller
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Scene Shop Assistants – Brooke Berg, Dan Fynaardt, Nick Juelsgaard, Matt Meldrem, Mat Wymore, Nick Veenstra
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Lindsey Faber, Emma Rose Miles, Susuwi Salvador, Anna Sunstrom, Lindsey VanWyk, Justine Year
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Box Office Supervisors – Amber Fitzsimmons, Courtney Gevaert, Margaux Mireault, Ashley A. Smith
House Managers – Lindsay Allen, Casey Buenzow


Read about it in Inside Iowa State and the Iowa State Daily.

Poster #1, Poster #2, and Poster #3 by Devin Miller

Publicity photos and production photos by Patrick Gouran

Read about it in Ames News Online, Inside Iowa State, and the Iowa State Daily!