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DramaSoc presents: The Importance of Being Earnest

  • DW1, Jack Mann Auditorium 51 Solway Ave Christchurch, Canterbury, 8041 New Zealand (map)

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

by Oscar Wilde.


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When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever-increasing confusion.

An English classic showcasing the best of Wilde's wit, some barely veiled innuendo, indecorous decorum, and a never-ending stream of cucumber sandwiches and assorted other tasty delectables, DramaSoc's second major show of 2018 promises to induce paroxysmic titters of laughter and even, dare I say it, the odd guffaw!




Jack Worthing, J.P. - Emma Pratt
Algernon Moncrieff - Sam Doughty
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax - Jade Lancaster
Lady Bracknell - Tegan Patrick
Cecily Cardew - Stella Cheersmith
Miss Prism - Alex Carter
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D. D. - Abdullah Al-mulla
Lane - Doroteia Driver
Merriman - Jack Scott




Director - Liam Boardman
Producer - Asher Etherington
Technical Director - Nicole Langedijk




Opens 13th September and runs for eight performances (13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22). Performances start at 7:30 pm in DW1, in the Jack Mann Auditorium, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday 16th.

General Admission - $17
Students and Seniors - $15
DramaSoc Members - $12




Earlier Event: July 27
A Day 2 Play
Later Event: September 29
DramaSoc AGM 2018
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