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Rousuck's Review: "The Importance of Being Earnest" at Everyman Theatre

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Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins us each week with a review of one of the region's many theatrical productions, today spotlights the revival of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde's classic 1895 work, The Importance of Being Earnest, now on stage at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre.

For this raucous comedy of manners exploring the complications of love, friendship, identity and class, Joseph W. Ritsch directs the Everyman cast, including Jaysen Wright (John Worthing, J.P.), Bruce Randolph Nelson (Lady Bracknell), Danny Gavigan (Algernon Moncrieff),  Katie Kleiger (Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax), Paige Hernandez (Cecily), Helen Hedman (Miss Prism), Wil Love (Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.), and Carl Schurr (Lane/Merriman). 

The Importance of Being Earnest continues at Everyman Theatre through Sunday, December 30th. For more information on the performance and tickets, click here.  

J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years. Her feature coverage for The Sun included a comprehensive series chronicling the development of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray.” Judy got her start at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV. Her broadcasting experience also includes a year as an on-air theater critic for Maryland Public Television.
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