Earnest Enjoyed by All
Humorously illustrating the need for honesty, the Fine Arts Series production The Importance of Being Earnest created a perfect backdrop to showcase the talents of PCC’s student and faculty actors. Joining the polished skills of performance studies faculty Abran Miller (Jack Worthing) and Meredyth Greening (Lady Bracknell) with the emerging abilities of first-time actor Josh Hutt (Algernon), the stage came alive with the verbal witticisms of 1895 London.
One observation by Algernon during the play reveals Wilde’s wisdom when crafting the script: “The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility!” Perhaps the truth of this statement is what makes The Importance of Being Earnest a timeless classic.