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St. Norbert College Theatre Program to Present “The Importance of Being Earnest”

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From St. Norbert College, October 19, 2015
by Mike Counter,, 920-403-3089

The St. Norbert College theatre program will present Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest" starting Friday, Nov. 6, and running through Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Webb Theatre of the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus.

All shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 8, followed by a discussion with the cast and crew.

Oscar Wilde's farcical comedy, "The Importance of Being Earnest", is set in England during the Victorian era. The play tells the story of Jack Worthing, a gentleman, who takes on an alter ego by the name of Ernest whenever he visits London. Problems arise when Jack's friend, Algernon, discovers this false identity. Through hysterical chaos and confusing the leading ladies, Gwendolen and Cecily, attempt to put the pieces back together and the audience realizes just how important it is to be Ernest.

Stephen Rupsch, associate professor of theatre studies and director of theatre, will direct the production, scenography by April Beiswenger, assistant professor of theatre studies and Corey Pinchart is technical director.

The cast and crew include Cheyenne Andrus (De Pere, Wis.), Jane Auge (Dubuque, Ia.), John Berens (Elm Grove, Wis.), Lindsey Bosetski (Denmark, Wis.), Megan Carpenter (Appleton, Wis.), Sarah Conard (Kewaunee, Wis.), Olivia D'Andrea (Chicago, Ill.), Katherine de Guci (Palmdale Cal.), Samm Dick (Reedsburg, Wis.), Molly Farrell (Lake Bluff, Ill.), Sydney Gauthier (Oshkosh, Wis.), Elynor Gregorich (Greenwood, Wis.), Alex Gruber (Campbellsport, Wis.), Samantha Kolb (Neenah, Wis.), Lizzy Lemere (Oneida, Wis.), Hannah Nathan (Fort Atkinson Wis.), Ben Paplham (De Pere, Wis.), Logan Thomas (Bailey's Harbor, Wis.)

Tickets prices are $14 for adults and $5 for students. To purchase tickets online, visit

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College ticket office at 920 403-3950, or visit

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