'Importance of Being Earnest' to be staged at high school


February 20, 2019

CAST MEMBERS are, in front from left, Sidney Hooley, Peter Kanngiesser, Jenae Ashton and Jaha Scot. In back are Melissa Evans, Annalee McIntosh, Allison Keel, Hayden Deatherage, Sky Hilton and Breyann Babbitt. Not pictured are Chyler Deatherage, and Stage Manager Natali Chase.

Sweet Home High School students will present the Oscar Wilde play "The Importance of Being Earnest" next week.

The students will perform the play at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2 and a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

"It's a comedy love story," said Elizabeth Wilks, The two main characters, Algernon and Jack, pretend to be someone named Earnest, one in the country, one in the city. Two ladies fall for Earnest, and the plot turns on the confusion over identities in a light, funny drama.

The twists and turns don't stop there.

Wilks, cast member Breyann Babbitt, a soph...

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