'The Importance of Being Earnest' begins tonight at Russ Mobley Theater

'The Importance of Being Earnest' begins tonight at Russ Mobley Theater

Feb. 23, 2012

For Immediate Release



The cast of Campbellsville University’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” includes from left: Kaleb Harris of Scottsville, Ky.; Brian Kretzler of Greensburg, Ky.; Michael Jennings ofEdmonton, Ky.; Jess Harris of Louisville, Ky.; Megan Kist of Radcliff, Ky.; Ian Shepard of Somerset, Ky.; Dakota Rogers of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Lacy Mudd of Campbellsville; Singrid Tipton of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; and Steven Yospur of Friendswood, Texas. (Campbellsville University Photo by Ashley Wilson)

By Natasha Janes, student news writer


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The tickets for Campbellsville University’s theater production, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a Victorian era comedy by Oscar Wilde, are now on sale.


The show times and dates of the show are as follows: Thursday, Feb. 23, Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., with a Sunday, Feb. 26 performance at 3 p.m. – all in the Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Jack Worthing, the play’s protagonist, is a pillar of the community in Hertfordshire and has responsibilities of being a major landowner and justice of the peace; with tenants, farmers, and a number of servants and other employees all dependent on him.


For years, he has also pretended to have an irresponsible black-sheep brother named Ernest who leads a scandalous life in pursuit of pleasure and is always getting into trouble of a sort that requires Jack to rush grimly off to his assistance. No one but Jack knows that he himself is Ernest. The play goes into the double life that Jack lives and how it may come back to haunt him.


Campbellsville University's Megan Kist of Radcliff, Ky., left, who plays Cecily Cardew, has tea with Lacy Mudd of Campbellsville, who portrays Gwendolyn Fairfax, in "The Importance of Being Earnest," which begins tonight at 7 o'clock in the Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville. The show continues Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. The comedy centers around two men who assume the name Ernest to win the hearts of the women they love. (Campbellsville University Photo by Ashley Wilson)

The cast of the play includes: Jess Harris of Louisville, Ky., Miss Prism; Megan Kist of Radcliff, Ky., Cecily; Brian Kretzler of Greensburg, Ky., Merriman; Lacy Mudd of Campbellsville, Gwendolyn; Dakota Rogers of Harrodsburg, Ky., Jack;


Ian Shepard of Somerset, Ky., Algernon; Singrid Tipton of Lawrenceburg, Ky., Lady Bracknell; Steven Yospur of  Friendswood, Texas, Lane; and Caleb Harris of Scottsville, Ky., Footman.


Starr Garrett, director of the theater and assistant professor of theater, is the director of the play. Assistant director of the theater Matt Nall is technical director and in charge of set design. Susie Trefjo Williams of Campbellsville, an adjunct instructor, is in charge of publicity, costumes and props.


The crew list includes: MiKeisha Bacon of Vine Grove, Ky., set construction and runner; Katy Doolin of Lancaster, Ky., sound and set construction; Megan Hill of Springfield, Ky., prop-master, set construction and runner; Kim Hough of Louisville, Ky., stage manager and set construction;


Kiara Jeffries of Fort Knox, Ky., set construction and runner; Alia McClendon of Radcliff, Ky.: costumes and hair and set construction; Patty Mings of Eastview, Ky., paint and set design; Sarah Porter of Harrodsburg, Ky., costumes and hair;                                   

Chelsey Stone of Campbellsville, Ky., box office manager and set construction; Julia Tan of Malaysia, props, set crew and runner; and Reece Wilson of Dumfries, Va., props, set crew and runner.


Singrid Tipton, left, of Lawrenceburg, Ky., questions Dakota Rogers of Harrodsburg, Ky., as to his qualities as a suitor in the play. Tipton plays Lady Bracknell, and Rogers is Jack in the play. (Campbellsville University Photo by Ashley Wilson)

Everyone is invited to attend. General admission is $5. 

To make reservations, go online to http://www.campbellsville.edu/theater-box-office or call the CU theater office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 270-789-5266.


Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.


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