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The Importance of Being Earnest – GUTS
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The Importance of Being Earnest

Regarded as one of the greatest comedy plays ever written, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”, is bubbling with wonderful wit, dramatically funny dialogue and colourfully comedic characters.

The play is a farcical comedy and completely trivial, revolving around the protagonists, Jack and Algernon, who try to maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. They both adopt the character of “Ernest” in an effort to win the hearts of the innocently sweet Cecily and the pretentiously sophisticated Gwendolyn. The whole play falls into a whirlwind of hilariously awkward situations expertly penned by, a legend in his own right, Oscar Wilde.

Johan Stapert

 as John Worthing

Samuel Stevens

as Algernon Moncrieff

Sara Hoshyari

as Gwendolen Fairfax

Femke Nagelhout

as Cecily Cardew


Joppe Van Der Zwan

as Lady Bracknell


Luzia Heu

as Miss Prism


Marco Carlotti

as Dr. Chasuble


Pieter Van Vliet

as Lane


Erik Woering

as Merriman


Directed by James Lyon, Produced by Ilse de Vreede

The Director

The “Importance of Being Earnest” marks James Lyon’s first production as Director in GUTS. He first joined in 2014 as an actor playing “Larry” in Bobby Makariev’s adaptation of “Closer”. Furthermore, he played “Gene” in Femke Nagelhout’s Cardozo award winning play “Clammed Up”, for which he won a Cardozo award for best actor.

The Producer

Ilse de Vreede

The Crew

Ferdinand Peterson

Espen Meisfjord

Tim Leegte

Lea Seidel

Jorine Buthker

Katharina Schultealbert

Delany Warren

Julia Cramer

Emmi Eckmiller

Elizabeth Chandler

Naomi Brouwer

Amara Zahid

Michelle Ruwen

Judith Freytag

Chanani Campbell