W!LD RICE (Singapore)[Additional show]

The Importance of Being Earnest

16, 17/5|Friday, Saturday|8pm, 3pm(17/5)     Dom Pedro V Theatre     Tickets: MOP 120, 100

Playwright: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Director: Glen Goei
Set Designer: Ivan Heng
Technical Director, Lighting Designer: Mac Chan
Sound Designer: Shah Tahir
Costume Designer: Frederick Lee
Hair Designer: Ashley Lim
Make-up Designer: Beno Lim (M.A.C)
Producer: Tony Trickett
Live Musical Accompaniment: The Ensemble Dimension Players

Characters and Cast (in order of appearance):
John Worthing (Ernest)      Daniel York
Algernon Moncrieff (Algy)       Brendon Fernandez
Gwendolen Fairfax       Chua Enlai
Lady Bracknell       Ivan Heng
Cecily Cardew       Gavin Yap
Miss Prism       Hossan Leong
Rev. Canon Chasuble       Lim Kay Siu
Lane / Merriman       Crispian Chan

Two dashing romeos bend the truth to spice up their lives. Jack has invented a brother, Ernest, whom he uses to escape his dull country life, and to woo the ravishing Gwendolyn. His best friend Algernon also decides to take the name ‘Ernest’ to cosy up to Jack’s beautiful ward, Cecily, in the country. However, things get messy when their deceptions are discovered, threatening to spoil their romantic pursuits. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the world’s most enduringly popular comedies.

In W!LD RICE’s exciting production, celebrated Singaporean theatre and film director Glen Goei puts a provocative spin on this comic masterpiece by casting an all-male ensemble - revealing new insights into Wilde’s comedy about courtship, hidden identities, and the foibles of high society. W!LD RICE was founded in 2000 by Ivan Heng, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning theatre practitioner, and is recognised today as one of Singapore’s leading professional theatre companies.

Performed in English, with surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English
Duration: approximately 2 hours, including one interval

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