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Taos High School thespians to stage ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

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Taos High School drama students and staff invite everyone to come to their production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Described as “an upscale witty comedy that has everyone laughing,” Oscar Wilde’s most famous play will be performed Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 26-28) and Nov. 2-4, all at 7 p.m. and at Taos High’s Little Theatre, 134 Cervantes St.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” which was first performed Feb. 14, 1895, at the St. James Theatre in London, is a satirical take on Victorian England filled with romance, absurdities and comedy gold. It follows the two protagonists, a rich landowner named Jack, and Algernon, a man with a witty sense of humor. The audience embarks on their journey of deception, love and lovely women strangely fixated on the name Earnest. This is a “trivial comedy for serious people.”

The production is directed by Adam Overley and assisted by student directors Layla Brooks and Jasmine Stoner.

The cast is filled with talented student-actors, some of whom include Ian Tosta, Nianna McCracken, Maya Johann, Korah Garner, Julianne Moyer, Finn Campbell, James Ryan Cox and Ryan Kipnis.

Overley says the “students take the acting very seriously and attend rehearsals regularly after school. The THS Theatre Department takes pride in their work. Therefore, the play is sure to be a good experience.” The theater program offers opportunities for high schoolers to experience the exciting world of drama and gain confidence onstage.

Tickets to “The Importance of Being Earnest” are $10, $5 for students. For more information, call the school at (575) 751-8000.

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