6 Reasons Westminster Should See “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde
BY EMMA KLIETHERMES
The play and performance class and the Performing Arts Club will be presenting this year’s spring production: “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. The cast of the show has given their top six reasons why they believe the Westminster community should go see the play. It will be performed April 15, 16, 17, and 25 at 8:00 p.m. in Champ Auditorium.
1. To laugh
Carrie Antoine, ’17, said that the Westminster campus should see the play because it is funny and it will be a fun experience for any audience member.
2. Support their peers
Veronica Lake, ’17, stated that Westminster should show support for their fellow Blue Jays in their interest in the fine arts. To her, this is no different than going to support the Blue Jays at any sporting event.
3. See how society has changed
Tiffany Crawford, ’17, said the play was “a unique chance to look into a time period different from our own.” Audience members will get an insider’s look into the aristocracy of Victorian England and how differently people acted depending on their gender and class.
4. Experience an entertaining and exciting performance
Emily Kesel, ’15, said that going to see the play was “a great opportunity to see some very talented actors.” She also stated that the entire cast and crew have worked extremely hard to “make it awesome” for everyone.
5. It’s fun for everyone
Tim Aldred, ’15, stated that since several students have done a lot of hard work to create the show, Westminster should come see the end result. He said, “The costumes are great, the energy is great, and we’re all really excited about it.”
6. Different is good
Freda Boateng, ’15, said she believed the Westminster community should see the play because they will get to see their fellow peers cast as characters the audience might not expect. Boateng, for instance, is “a 20-year-old, dark skinned, West African girl playing an 18-year-old white Victorian girl.” She also said “if that is not an incentive for people to come, then I don’t know what is.”