Oscar Wilde’s classic satire on societal conventions and propriety is even more biting when played against the backdrop of the zombie apocalypse. In the tradition of mash-up lit like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, this evening of impeccable manners, mistaken identities, and corpses rising from the dead will send you home giggling – or checking over your shoulder!
Jack wants Gwen. Algy wants Cecily. The ladies both want Ernest. Aunt Augusta wants cucumber sandwiches. And zombies want brains. Will anyone make it to the church alive in this raucous send-up of Wilde’s “Trivial Comedy for Serious People?” Whether a fan of Oscar Wilde or of The Walking Dead, you will delight in this side-splitting riff on decorum and decay.
Cast includes: Nick Lerew* as Jack Worthing, Daniel Schwab* as Algernon Moncrieff, Kelly Pekar* as Gwendolen Fairfax, Maya Handa Naff as Cecily Cardew, Jennifer Christa Palmer* as Miss Prism Zombie Hunter, Larry Alexander* as Dr. Canon Chasuble, Susan Haldeman* as Lady Bracknell and Matthew McGee* as Lane/Merriman. (*indicates a member of Actor's Equity Association.
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"a resident badass...
Palmer yielded weapons
in such a way that I would feel completely at ease
having her protect me from zombies..."
- BWW review of "The Importance of Being Earnest with Zombies"