“Moonbox Productions has a knack for capturing the soul of diverse modern classics. The best local revival of this Oscar Wilde gem in many years.”
“What better place to find some sparkle than Moonbox Productions! Allison Olivia Choat directs Earnest with flair… Moonbox’s Earnest is as bubbly as champagne and just about as gleefully intoxicating.”
“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a welcome addition to the local theater scene indeed …performed by a flawlessly crusted cast (upper as well as lower), this is another feather in this company’s cap….. One couldn’t ask for a more enjoyable version of a classic like this. … this production is a gem.”
“I am pleased to report, now that I have stopped laughing and applauding with delight, that the powers that be at Moonbox have roasted this particular chestnut to perfection. This production is savory and delicious. It is, in point of fact, the finest production of this play I have ever seen. It is perfection.”
“I’m still giggling – Wilde’s incomparable comedy of manners is exquisitely staged by Allison Olivia Choat, with a jewel of a (convertible) Victorian set by John Paul Devlin and a Lady Bracknell of infinite pleasure. Moonbox masters that arch, stylized tone to a (I can not resist) “tea.” If you love the play, don’t miss Moonbox’s gem of a production. If you’ve (gasp) never seen EARNEST, now is the time.”
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Oscar Wilde’s luminous wit and sparkling satire are at their best in The Importance of Being Earnest, a comedy of good manners, bad manners, and all manner of things in between. Jack and Algernon are a pair of dashing young men-about-town in search of life’s great pleasures: brilliant conversation, enchanting ladies, and a decent cucumber sandwich.
Together they’ve faced countless hardships, from disapproving matrons to flighty governesses, and always made it back in time for tea… but when they begin to woo two different women using the same rougish fake identity, it’s an all-out war to see who will be “Earnest” enough to succeed.
IRNE AWARD NOMINATIONS:
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Peed