Effervescent romantic exploits meet scintillating social satire in one of the most celebrated comedies of all time. Jack and Algernon pursue countryside adventures and the young ladies who have won their hearts. Mistaken (and falsified!) identities prevail in this delicious comedy of manners until the young gents cross the formidable Lady Bracknell, giving audiences laughs to last a lifetime.

April 15 - May 3, 2015
Directed by Jerry Winters

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The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde's most well-known and best loved play, as well as being an enormous success in his lifetime. For many people it is the apogee of the playwright's work. Like Wilde, the play is the very embodiment of fin de sieclé British dandyism.


APR 2015
7:30pm (Preview)
7:30pm (Preview)
(Opening Nite) Pre-Perforamnce Wine & Cheese Reception*
Talk Back with the cast



Talk Back with the cast

2:00pm Special Senior perf. 
Talk Back with the cast
      *Opening night wine and cheese reception sponsored by Cabot Cheese, Edible Arrangements and West Side Wine and Spirits.


Jane BradleyJANE BRADLEY (Gwendolen) Playhouse on Park debut. The Drilling Company NYC: Emilia OTHELLO- 'Shakespeare in the Parking Lot', Quince MOTOR OIL, Kate MAYBE, PROBABLY, Susan GABRIEL; The Tank NYC: Cairo/Gutman THE FALTESE MALCON; The Willow Globe Wales, UK: Baptista THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Boyet LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. Jane is a 2013 graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and a Connecticut native and 2006 graduate of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.

David M. FarringtonDAVID M. FARRINGTON (Chasuble) Playhouse on Park debut. New York: Uncle Peck (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) George (NEGATIVE IS POSITIVE) Russell BAPTIZED, RMody31 I WROTE ON UR WALL…, Det. Byrnes THE RYAN CASE 1873. Regional: Sam GRACE, Michael LOST BOY FOUND IN WHOLE FOODS, Curley OF MICE AND MEN. Film: NAZ & MAALIK, [ESCAPE], TV: REDRUM, MONSTERS INSIDE ME. Many thanks to a wonderful production team for bringing me on board for my first show at Playhouse on Park! www.davidmfarrington.com

Katrina FergusonKATRINA FERGUSON* (Lady Bracknell) Playhouse on Park debut. Dorset Theatre Festival: Eleanor of Acquitane Best Actress, THE LION IN WINTER; Ivoryton Playhouse: Mrs Banks BAREFOOT IN THE PARK; NNE Rep: Hedda HEDDA GABLER, Emilia OTHELLO; Oldcastle Theatre, VT: Josie A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, Maureen BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE; American Drama Group Europe: Mrs Cratchit A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Arts Center, SC: Sara Rosensweig THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG. Katrina's from Australia and lives in NJ with her favorite actor, her husband, J.C. Hoyt. Proud member of Actors' Equity. www.katrinaferguson.info

Harrison GreeneHARRISON GREENE (Lane/Merriman) is a Connecticut native. Playhouse on Park: Whit OF MICE AND MEN, Phaeton METAMORPHOSES; Connecticut Repertory Theatre: Mark Twain I'M CONNECTICUT, Sigmund Freud THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT. WHDT:Dennis SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN HOMECOMING. Harrison performs with the independent sketch comedy group Nerds On Fire in New York City (youtube.com/nerdsonfirecomedy). BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut. Hall High School graduate.

Laura HankinLAURA HANKIN (Cecily) Playhouse on Park debut! NYC Theater: Wanda WANDA'S MONSTER, Acolyte KAREN O'S STOP THE VIRGENS. Film credits include Noah Baumbach's WHILE WE'RE YOUNG. Laura has a BA from Princeton University and is also a writer whose debut novel, The Summertime Girls, will be published by Penguin Random House this August. For more, visit www.laurahankin.com

James ParentiJAMES PARENTI (Algernon) James made his Playhouse on Park debut as Prior in ANGELS IN AMERICA last year. Other favorite credits include: Dare Lab: Hamlet MAY VIOLETS SPRING; Turn to Flesh Theatre: Cupid CUPID AND PSYCHE, Perseus TURN TO FLESH; Hip to Hip: Navarre LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Ferdinand THE TEMPEST; Bare Shakespeare: Bertram ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL; Block and Tackle: Walt Whitman THE BODY ELECTRIC; The Other Mirror: Leon MADAME BOVARY. BFA in Acting, Marymount Manhattan College; jparenti.com can tell you more. Love K all day.

Michael RaverMICHAEL RAVER* (Jack
) Playhouse debut. The Pearl: Constantine THE SEAGULL; The Writer u/s VIEUX CARRE; National Actor's Theatre: Queen's Attendant THE PERSIANS; Lincoln Center/Aquila Theatre Company: ROMEO & JULIET, JULIUS CAESAR; Orlando Shakespeare: Romeo ROMEO & JULIET, Pisanio CYMBELINE; The Hive: Helena A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Ivoryton Playhouse: James THE MIRACLE WORKER; Sierra Repertory Theater: Romeo ROMEO & JULIET; BFA, Pace University. As a playwright his work has been presented by New York Theatre Workshop, TACT, The Pearl Theatre Company, Bedlam, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, The Bridge Street Theater, and Sonnet Repertory Theatre. He is a judge of the Ferro Grumley Award for LGBT fiction and regularly contributes cultural arts journalism for Classical TV.

Donna SchilkeDONNA SCHILKE (Miss Prism) Playhouse on Park: Julia LEND ME A TENOR, Edith Zucker & others (HARLOTTE'S WEB; Winnipesaukee Playhouse: Kate SYLVIA, Betty Meeks THE FOREIGNER, Miss Prism THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Dotty/Mrs. Clackett NOISES OFF, Mrs. Banks BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Mrs. Baker BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, Madge Larrabee SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE; Ivoryton Playhouse: Margaret Lord THE PHILADELPHIA STORY; Seven Angels Theatre: Chastity ANYTHING GOES; National Tour/World Premiere: Lady Randall MAGIC TREE HOUSE: THE MUSICAL.

*Appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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