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Flora Lynn Isaacson

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Flora Lynn Isaacson

Don’t Miss Oscar Wilde’s
“The Importance of Being Earnest”
Presented by Novato Theater Company

You have until November 21st to enjoy this totally delightful farcical comedy at NTC. Laugh a lot during  this stellar production, and smile a lot long after the performance.

Director Mark Clark has aced bringing together the perfect cast for pure audience pleasure and complete attention to the hilarious/farcical give and take — beyond mere scripted lines. The setting is a country home in aristocratic England during the 1800s (and the repartee is decidedly English). The point is “escape” – from social responsibilities and over-indulgence in social obligations expected among the wealthy at that time.

The wonderful cast members include: Lorenzo Alviso (as Jack and Ernest); Thomas Peterson (as Algernon Moncrieff); Gwendolyn Phair (as Cecily Cardew); Kim Bromley (as Lady Bracknell); Julianne Bretan (as Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax); Shari Clover (as Miss Prism); Tim Clover (as Lane and Merriman); and Mark Shepard (as Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.)

Behind the Scenes:
Producer: Electric Bill Weinberg
Director and Scenic Designer: Mark Clark
Costume Designer: Mary Weinberg
Lighting Designer: Frank Sarubbi
Properties Designer: Alexandra Fry
Stage Manager: Michele Sanner
Board Operator: Halina
Music Curator: Bruce Vieiera
Costumes: Edwina Bednarz
Lady Bracknell’s Wig: Chaz Simonds
Scenic Painters: Kim Bromley and Steve Sanner
Production Photographer: Jere Torkelsen
Videographer: Nic Moore

Performances are approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes (including intermission) and run through November 21st, on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30P with Sunday Matinees at 2:00P.

*Last Performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be November 21, 2021.

For tickets telephone 415/883-4498/493-1006 or go to

**Show proof of full vaccination with driver’s license, and wear a mask covering your nose and mouth for entrance.

Coming up next:  The Who’s “Tommy” from January 13 to February 6, 2022.

Novato Theater Company performances are at 5420 Nave Drive, in Novato 94949.