The Niles West Theater Department presents Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” on February 21 through 23 in the Black Box Theatre at 5701 W. Oakton, Skokie. This biting and satirical British comedy pokes fun at high-society rules through three acts of knee-slapping wit and farcical mistaken identity. Performances are 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students, senior citizens and children. For tickets, please call (847) 626-2633 or visit www.nileswesttheatre.com. A free community performance will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 21.
The cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest”: Alex Wood as John “Jack” Worthing; Cameron Broderick as Algernon Moncrieff; Susy Montoya-Quinchia as
Gwendolen Fairfax; Sharon Pasia as Cecily Cardew; Elissa Hoffman as Lady Bracknell; Mira Berkson as Miss Prism; Rudy Newman as Rev. Dr. Chasuble; Andre Eramia as Merriman; and Peter Garbis as Lane.
The Production Team for “The Importance of Being Earnest”: Andy Sinclair, Director; Steven George, Technical Director/Scenic Design; Kimberly Morris, Costume/Properties Design; Charlotte Rathke, Lighting Design; Adam Rosenthal, Sound Design; Cynthia Philbin and Jackie Garvey, Box Office Management.
The Crew Heads include: Aria Caldwell and Merrick McWherter, Assistant Directors; Daniel Bedoya, Stage Manager; Scott Albaum, Assistant Stage Manager; Maria Coss, Costume Head; Samantha Elkin and Brian Sands, Head Carpenters; Cynthia Ruberry, Master Electrician; Lila Gilbert, Scenic Artist; Becca Gratch, Paint Lead; and Renee Castillo-Ralon, Prop Mistress. The Production Crew: Janessa Arango, Mikey Edelstein, J.T. Fontelera, Thea Gonzales, Rosebud Johnson, Asha Lodhia, Nicole Miller, Josephine O’Shaughnessy, Samantha Abbie Padillo, Lauren Patt, Hannah Pratt, Amanda Pusateri, Emma Ryan, Elisabeth Schapmann and Emma Zivkovic.