The final production of the Southwestern College Summer Theatre Festival 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 cast includes SC students Cody Davis, Cooper Hart, Lenita Krejci, Justin Tinker, and Lisa Prater. Also joining the cast are Southwestern College director of theatre Roger Moon and associate professor of theatre Allyson Moon.
“It’s such a great opportunity to act with our directors and each other,” said Lisa Prater, sophomore from Derby. “We’ve had so much fun.”
The show is being put on as dinner theatre, as an effort to raise money for equipment for the newly renovated Richardson Hall. The dinner is themed to match the production. The menu consists of orange chicken, wild rice, and tarragon herbed green beans. There will also be an appetizer of cucumber salad, dinner rolls, and mock champagne, and for dessert, white velvet wedding cake.
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.