There will be a special performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest” on Thursday, September 6th at
7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Broadview Heights Community Foundation which is helping fund the
new amphitheater at Broadview Center. The performance will take place at the Broadview Heights
Cultural Arts Building (Home of the Spotlights Theater), located next to the Police Station on the
Broadview Center Property, 9543 Broadview Road. Tickets are $30 each and include an Hors d’oeuvre
Reception at 6:30 PM prior to the show, dessert at intermission, and a non-alcoholic Beverage Bar.
Guests may bring their own wine to enjoy during this special event (glassware provided). Tickets can be
purchased at Fuerst Automotive at Broadview & Wallings.
The play, first written and performed in 1895, carries the subtitle “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,”
and its fast-paced antics and witty language are highly entertaining for modern audiences. Dashing
men-about-town John Worthing (Andrew Keller) and Algernon Moncrieff (Charles Hargrave) pursue fair
ladies Gwendolen Fairfax (Giorgiana Lascu) and Cecily Cardew (Lainne Davis). Matters are complicated
by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities—not to mention
the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell (Cat Kenney). The rest of the
cast includes Chris Bizub, Elizabeth Allard, and Eli Ravenson.
The Spotlights’ production is directed by Tyson Douglas Rand, Artistic Director of the Cleveland
Shakespeare Festival. The show is produced by Spotlights’ Trustees Sarah Price and Tara Corkery, with
Technical Direction by Tim Anderson.