The Importance of Being Earnest


The production of The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde was held at SHS on May 3, 4, and 5. The cast bowed for the audience as they applauded. (cast pictured left to right) Kayliegh Childress, Faith Laufenberg, Mitchell Hendricks, Carly Baker, RJ Harold, Caleb Hamilton, Abigail Mullen, Devon Roberts, Dominic Azzurrini.

Erica Thompson, Writer

Spotsylvania High School’s Theater department held a production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The production was about a man named John Worthing (Played by senior RJ Harold) who held two lives: one in the city, and one in the country. In the country he is known as John Worthing and his acquaintances believe that when he goes to the city he is handling problems with his brother Earnest. When, in fact, he does not have a brother named Earnest. Earnest is the identity he pursues when he is visiting the city.

The cast of the play had auditions and when the casting was shown they immediately began rehearsing the following week. In the performance it showed that the cast did their best to express the comedy in the play. The props and furniture did well framing the setting, and the characters’ costumes also helped in expressing the characters personalities.

Mr. O’Quinn, the theater arts teacher and director of the play, will continue hosting intriguing plays for the knights in following school years.