Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill

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Lynn Redgrave stars as "Lady Bracknell" in Paper Mill's production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde's masterpiece of modern comedy is directed by David Schweizer and celebrated Opening Night on Sunday, January 18th. BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to capture the starry celebration!

Paper Mill's production of The Importance of Being Earnest runs through February 15, 2009.

The Importance of Being Earnest is about maintaining fictitious identities to avoid unwelcome social obligations. Jack Worthing's brother, Earnest, provides Jack with the excuse to escape from his dull home in the country to frolic in town. The home of Algernon Moncreiff's friend Bunbury provides a convenient locale for taking adventures in the country. The problem? Earnest and Bunbury are imaginary, created by Jack and Algernon to add a dash of excitement to their lives. Their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of hilarious crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits.

The Importance of Being Earnest will play the following performance schedule: Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 2:00PM & 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM. Single tickets are now on sale and range in price from $25 to $92. Student rush tickets are $20 and are available the day of performance in person with current student ID.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. Groups of ten or more can receive up to a 35% discount on tickets and should call 973-379-3636 ext. 2438.

Paper Mill Playhouse, a not-for-profit arts organization, is one of the country's leading regional theatres. Paper Mill's programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional major support is provided by funding through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, the National Endowment for the Arts, and generous contributions from many corporations, foundations, and individuals. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

Photos by Genevieve Rafter-Keddy

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Keith Reddin and Cynthia Mace

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Annika Boras and Zoe Winters

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Wayne Wilcox

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Lynn Redgrave

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Lynn Redgrave

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Lynn Redgrave

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Jeffrey Carlson, Zoe Winters, Keith Reddin, Lynn Redgrave, Cynthia Mace, Annika Boras, Wayne Wilcox

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
The cast thanking the author of tonight's show...Mr.Oscar Wilde

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Oscar Wilde AKA Chris Spencer Wells

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Jeffrey Carlson, Zoe Winters, Keith Reddin, Lynn Redgrave, Cynthia Mace, Annika Boras, Wayne Wilcox

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Jeffrey Carlson, Zoe Winters, Keith Reddin, Lynn Redgrave, Cynthia Mace, Annika Boras, Wayne Wilcox

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Lynn Redgrave (Lady Bracknell)

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
David Schweizer (Director) and Lynn Redgrave

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Lynn Redgrave and Emily De Hope (Paper Mill Playhouse)

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Patrick Parker (Associate Artistic Director) Jeffrey Carlson, Wayne Wilcox, Alison Franck (Casting Director)

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Jeffrey Carlson (Algernon Moncrieff) and Wayne Wilcox (John Worthing, J.P.

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Justin Bellero (Footman), Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design) and Matthew Capodicasa (Footman)

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
David Topchik (Director of Finance),Mark W. Jones (Executive Director), Alore Chirchick (Director of Marketing) and Keith Spencer

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Cynthia Mace (Miss Prism), Jeffrey Carlson, Zoe Winters (Cecily Cardew)

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Patrick Parker, Annika Boras (Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax), Mark S. Hoebee (Artistic Director) Zoe Winters, and Alison Franck

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Patrick Parker and Zoe Winters

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Chris Spencer Wells and Keith Reddin

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Jeffrey Carlson

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Jeffrey Carlson and Emily De Hope

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Cynthia Mace, Keith Reddin and Jeffrey Carlson

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Mark S. Hoebee, Lynn Redgrave, Mark W. Jones

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
Mark S. Hoebee, Lynn Redgrave, David Schweizer and Mark W. Jones

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