THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

STEP BACK IN TIME TO EXPERIENCE AN OLD-FASHIONED 

HARLEM RENAISSANCE SALON 
 
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST  
Set in 1920's Harlem
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Kevin Connell 
With Sound Design by David Wright

 
HOSTED BY THE HARLEM SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 
Producing Partner Harlem One Stop
Producing Partner: Voza Rivers/ New Heritage Theatre Group

SUNDAY, JULY 26TH at 4:00PM EDT

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, 
the Harlem Shakespeare Festival
 in partnership with the Harlem Cultural Collaborative present
 
The Importance of Being Earnest, set in 1920's Harlem.
With high style, dynamic dialogue and the music that changed a nation, Oscar Wilde's fun-loving and hilarious comedy of manners is brought to life by a cast of nine Classically Trained Actors of Color who will provide us with a glimpse of America's Black Bourgeoisie in a time known as the Harlem Renaissance.
 
WHAT: The Importance of Being Earnest 
Set in 1920's Harlem
WHEN:  Sunday, July 26, 2020 | 4:00pm EDT
WHERE: On ZOOM & Streaming Live on Facebook
PRESHOW:  LOGIN ON ZOOM at 3:30pm EDT 
for some PRESHOW FUN 
or go to HSF FACEBOOK PAGE to Watch with Friends and CHAT LIVE! 
 
>> https://bit.ly/EarnestOnFacebookLIVE 
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MEET THE CAST
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JACK WORTHINGTON, J.P. ... James Edward Becton
LADY BRACKNELL ... Debra Ann Byrd
REV. CANNON CHASUBLE ... Andrew R. Cooksey Jr.
ALGERNON MONCRIEFF ... Kevin Coxaj
HON. GWENDOLEN FAIRFAX ...Ann Flanigan
LANE, Algernon's Manservant ... Michael Flood
MERRIMAN, Jack's Butler ... Tom Martin
CECILY CARDEW ... Eboni Rodgers
MISS PRISM, Governess ... Johnnie Mae
 
Production Stage Manager: Norman Small
Associate Artistic Director: Dathan B. Williams
Associate Producer: Jackie Jeffries
Graphic Design: dabgrafix designs
Photo: Hubert Williams
Producing Partner: Harlem One Stop
Producing Partner: Voza Rivers/ New Heritage Theatre Group
 
Debra Ann Byrd
Founder & Producing Artistic Director
HARLEM SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
 

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