Classic play highlights dishonesty

From left: Juniors Chris Reed, David Spadora and Kelcie Kosberg rehearse for The Importance of Being Earnest.

Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, follows the tangled web of Jack, a country bachelor who uses the name Ernest in the city, giving him license to frolic anonymously.

Director Dr. Patrick Chmel is an adjunct professor of theater at Rider who worked on Broadway before joining the Rider faculty. He has been published in many national publications, including the prestigious Theatre Journal.

There will be seven performances of The Importance of Being Earnest in the Spitz Theater. A preview performance will be presented tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m.  Performances will be presented on Saturday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 20, through Friday, April 22, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets call the box office at 609-896-5303.

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