Circle Theater Players Auditions for “The Importance of Being Earnest”

The Sand Lake Center for the Arts and Circle Theater Players are holding open auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

WHEN: April 2 and 4th at 7pm.

WHERE: SLCA. 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY 12018.


By Oscar Wilde

Show Description:

The Importance of Being Earnest is an entertaining romp featuring two bachelor friends and the double lives they lead.

Add in an irascible snob of an aunt and two delightful young ladies along with some of the most brilliant dialogue and witticisms ever written for a fun filled evening of laughter.


John “Jack” Worthing, aka Ernest, is a wealthy young gentleman who takes life seriously.  He’s a friend of Algernon whose behavior he sometimes deplores.  John is Cecily’s guardian and is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax.

Algernon Moncrieff is the brilliantly witty and blithely selfish nephew of Lady Bracknell and cousin to Gwendolen Fairfax.  He’s John’s best friend. He’s in love with Cecily Cardew.

Gwendolen Fairfax is  Algernon’s young, aristocratic and charmingly superficial cousin and Lady Bracknell’s daughter.  She’s in love with John.

Lady Bracknell is domineering, cunning, mercenary and snobbish.  She’s Gwendolen’s mother, and she means to see her daughter well-married. formidable woman, Lady Bracknell is used to having her own way in all things.

Cecily Cardew is a young woman given to romantic fantasies and intrigued by the wickedness of John’s brother.  She is the simpler, more innocent country girl to Gwendolyn’s sophisticated city girl.

Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. (Doctor of Divinity), is the pleasant rector on John’s estate and has a crush on Miss Prism.

Miss Prism is Cecily’s pedantic governess.  She’s somewhat puritanical, but her softer side leans toward Dr. Chasuble.  She once wrote an important novel.

Merriman is the butler at Jack’s country estate.

Lane is Algernon’s manservant.

All roles are open and available.

The director is open to Lady Bracknell being played by either actor or actress.

English accents are preferred but not absolutely necessary.

Brian Sheldon


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