Earnest Benefit Reading — with Basche, Shelley and Craig — Presented March 19

News   Earnest Benefit Reading — with Basche, Shelley and Craig — Presented March 19
 
A one-night-only reading of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is being presented March 19 to benefit Resonance Ensemble's 2007 season.
Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley

Directed by Resonance artistic director Eric Parness, the evening at Theatre Row will feature David Alan Basche as Algernon, Carole Shelley as Lady Bracknell, Matthew Cowles as Dr. Chasuble, Deborah S. Craig as Cecily, Patrick Melville as Lane, Jennifer Mudge as Gwendolen, Jeremy Shamos as Jack and Maxwell Zener as Merriman.

The benefit will begin with a reception at 6 PM followed by the 7:30 PM performance.

The Importance of Being Earnest, according to press notes, "focuses on Jack and Algernon, two flippant young men, who, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are 'Ernest,' which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor."

Tickets, priced at $80, are available by visiting www.resonanceensemble.org. Theatre Row is located in Manhattan at 410 West 42nd Street.

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