The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest in 2012

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Cucumber sandwiches, anyone?  Marin Summer Theater will present Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest as part of its 2012 summer season in Novato.

The Importance of Being Earnest, subtitled A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is considered by many to be the wittiest play ever written in the English language.  It revolves around the most ingenious case of "manufactured" mistaken identity ever put into a play; Two flippant young men, in order to impress their beloveds, pretend that their names are “Ernest,” which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor.

Earnest is brilliantly funny and was the play most requested by our audiences.” said Artistic Director Patrick Nims.  “It is a comedy that skewers courtship and polite society while remaining charming and romantic.  Oscar Wilde’s words are smart, sassy and hilarious.  I know that our company will do a stunning job with this work of genius.”

The Importance of Being Earnest joins Legally Blonde The Musical in the 2012 MST summer season.  Announced in November, Legally Blonde The Musical is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name.  During its first year on Broadway in 2007, Legally Blonde the Musical earned seven Tony Award nominations, 10 Drama Desk Award nominations and an Outer Critics Circle Award. The show also ranked in the top 10 for the most requested Ticketmaster "Arts & Theatre Events" for 2007.

Marin Summer Theater (MST) will start the season with auditions on March 24 and 31, 2012 at San Marin High School in Novato, CA.  Any student actors, singers, musicians, dancers and technicians between the ages of 13 and 23 are eligible to audition or apply for MST.

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Marin Summer Theater (MST) is an award winning non-profit theater company for students of performing arts between the ages of 13 and 23. The MST company prepares and presents three fully-staged productions in a six-week summer season. MST's mission is threefold: To present exciting, professional quality drama, musical theater and musical revue productions; to keep tuition as low as possible so that cost is not a barrier to participation; to create a diverse company of college and high school students.

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