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Peter Hall's Earnest--with Redgrave, Margolyes and More--Plays BAM, April 18-May 14

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Miriam Margolyes, Terence Rigby and more will join the previously-announced Lynn Redgrave in acting out the witty romantic intrigues of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, which will come to the Brooklyn Academy of Music from April 18th through May 14th.

Directed by Sir Peter Hall, The Importance of Being Earnest will feature Redgrave as the imposing Lady Bracknell, with Margolyes (many films, Hall's productions of Romeo and Juliet, She Stoops to Conquer, Orpheus Descending) as Miss Prism and Terence Rigby (Amadeus, Hamlet, No Man's Land) as Rev. Chasuble, as well as Bianca Amato as Gwedolyn Fairfax, James Waterston as Jack Worthing, Robert Petkoff as Algernon Moncrieff, Charlotte Parry as Cecily Cardew, Geddeth Smith as Merriman, James Stephens as Lane and Greg Felden as Footman. All of those actors were aboard the recent production at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre; it ran from January 17th through March 5th, 2006.

"What's in a name, anyway? Plenty, it turns out, especially if you're Ernest, the scandalous—and fictitious—brother/alibi of Jack Worthing, a strait-laced dandy in Victorian England just itching to have a bit of fun in London while away from his country estate. It's a time when style trumped substance and—this being Wilde at his most incisive—Jack's games soon spin hilariously out of control," state press notes.

The show boasts production design by Kevin and Trish Rigdon and sound
design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

For more information, visit www.bam.org.


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