Importance of Being Earnest


The Importance of Being Earnest


PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Director JIM HELSINGER

Set Design BOB PHILLIPS

Lighting Design THOM WEAVER

Costume Design LISA ZINNI

 

"The festival’s version is as stylish – and as funny – as the 2011 Broadway revival of Wilde’s sophisticated skewering of Victorian society, class and manners. In that one, Brian Bedford both directed and cross-dressed, playing the haughty Lady Bracknell, who commands the young silver spoons around her with an absolute authority she generously gives herself. In this one, Jim Helsinger does the same double duty. He directs the play, and also formidably faces us down onstage, in perfect Victorian garb by costume designer Lisa Zinni, who works wonders dressing all the show’s class-conscious characters"

WHYY ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW SHAPIRO ON THEATRE


IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST               CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF               AMADEUS               ABSENCE               COBB               Imaginary Invalid
The awake               AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS               CHARLOTTE'S WEB               GO DOG GO