The Southwestern College 2011 Theatre Festival has trimmed its production schedule by eliminating one show and is gearing up for its final performance.
“Broadway Builders” was scheduled for this weekend but all shows have been cancelled.
The final production of the season, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, will be presented Thursday-Saturday, July 28-30, in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center. Dinner will be served prior to each performance.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” will follow a British dinner. Through the twists and turns of this farcical romp, Wilde's leading characters create the fictitious Ernest in order to escape their burdensome obligations. The high farce, witty dialogue, trivialization of institutions such as marriage, and satire of the upper crust values have helped make this play one of the most enduringly popular comedies of all time, according to Southwestern College director of theatre Roger Moon.
Leading roles will be played by SC summer theatre students. Supporting roles will be played by Roger and Allyson Moon and community members. All proceeds will go towards equipment for the newly renovated Richardson Hall.
Show only ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Dinner and show ticket prices are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens, $20 for ages 13-18, and $18 for ages 12 and under. For tickets or more information about the performances call the SC box office at (620) 221-7720.