Description

The Play’s the Thing 8.0 – The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde.

 

Ron Kurtz continues his popular series exploring how “words on the page” become “words on the stage.”  The play this time is The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde.  The play satirizes Victorian society in its treatment of marriage and other institutions.  First presented in London in 1895, it marked the high point of Wilde’s career.

Instructor:  Ron Kurtz has had a long career in Theatre Arts as producer, director, stage manager, and actor.

The class members will enjoy an inside view of the stagecraft and the people who prepare and stage the play.  Reading and seeing a film of the play will provide the basis for group discussion.

This class is a partnership between Amelia Lifelong Learning and Amelia Community Theatre.

Location: Amelia Community Theatre.  Masks and social distancing will be observed.  Class size is limited to 10.

Day and Time:  Thursdays, April 8 – May 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Fee:  $40

Materials to be Purchased:  None.  Scripts will be provided by ACT.