Cue Zero Theatre Company, NH Magazine’s Best of NH 2019 “Best ‘New’ Theatre”, continues to bring innovative and unique theatre to southern New Hampshire with The Importance of Being Earnest in Manchester. This hilarious, timeless comedy will prove to be the funniest production this winter.
Oscar Wilde’s famous farce kicks off Cue Zero’s second main stage season. In this uproarious play, the protagonists maintain fictitious personas to escape burdensome social obligations. Confined to the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play trivializes and satirizes serious institutions like marriage. Officially subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” the Cue Zero production will make the text unquestionably relatable to the 21st century with an intriguingly modern approach. Come get your funny-bone tickled February 28th – March 1st right in downtown Manchester in the Krevia Academy Public Charter School auditorium. Tickets will be $15 dollars and are available now at CZTheatre.com.
Earnest stars rising actors Hugo Lindsay, Shawyoun Shaidani, Caroline DeBrota, and Emilee Thompson, supported by seasoned theatre veterans Bruce MacDonald, Jude Jennings, Laura Hoglund, and Keith McCormack. Award winning artistic director Dan Pelletier is incredibly excited to bring these talented performers together to perform one of his favorite plays. “From day one, I knew this was going to be a special production,” said Pelletier. “I have been blessed with some of the brightest comedic talent who are all enthusiastic about and dedicated to making this one of best ever experiences for our audiences. Despite this play being over one hundred years old, it feels unbelievably relevant to our modern world of double identities, and social lies.”
ABOUT KREIVA ACADEMY: Kreiva Academy Public Charter School inspires students with a personalized education that fosters self-awareness, adaptability, and the courage to reach beyond their perceived limits. The knowledge, abilities, and global understanding students acquire prepares them to be successful in their ever-changing future.
ABOUT CUE ZERO THEATRE COMPANY: Cue Zero Theatre Company is dedicated to cultivating and showcasing new works, young directors/designers, and rising actors. Founded in December 2013, the mission of Cue Zero Theatre Company is to support young talented artists on a professional level that need a venue to showcase their work. With our emphasis placed on professionals in the early phases of their careers, all of our projects are focused on growing as artists and as people. Cue Zero sets high standards for all projects; we treat every member of our team with the respect and courtesy due any working professional, and we ask in return that they go above and beyond the normal call of duty to ensure productions are top-notch. We would like to thank all of our members and sponsors for their support, and a special thank you to our benefactor members Lori Pelletier and Alex Bazis, as well as Krevia Academy Public Charter School. For more information about the company and our upcoming productions, please check out CZTheatre.com.
Who: Cue Zero Theatre Company
What: The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People – By Oscar Wilde
When: Feb 28-March 1. Friday/Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
Where: Kreiva Academy – 470 Pine Street, Manchester, NH 03101 – Bridge Street Door
Tickets: $15 – Available online at CZTheatre.com or at the door
Twitter and Instagram @cztheatre