“Such Fun, Such Color And Such Humor GCT's “The Importance of Being Earnest” Is Family Fantastic!”
THE GEEK AUTHORITY - Lorenzo Marchessi
Glendale Center Theatre did it again with an amazingly fun production of Oscar Wilde's “The Importance of Being Earnest” and it has the light-hearted humor of the original text as it is cast with some wonderful performers to delight young and old alike.
First performed on February 14th in 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it's basically a farcical comedy in which the two main protagonists maintain fictitious persona to escape what appears to be their obligatory social obligations. Working in the environment of Victorian London of the year 1895, the play's takes the subject of marriage, commitment and even love to the extremes and the resulting are satirical of Victorian ways. In other words, things (or people) are not always what they appear to be.
Producer Tim Dietlein and director Zoe Bright (who also dazzled us in the play as well) gathered an ensemble of performers that will surprise you with this well-seasoned writing of Wild's while giving it a flavor of smartness that is relevant in today's society. Zoe made it light and fun and let the actor's roll with their personalities with very comical result.
Pic 001 – Top L. - Daniel DeYoung, Meghan Lewis – Top R. - Meghan Lewis, Zoe Farnigdale – Bot. L. - Dynell Leigh, Tom Allen – Center Pic. – Full Cast – Bot. R. - Zoe Bright - Grayson Wittenbarger