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Comedy closes PCPH season

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pictured are Dan Stockton, as Algernon Moncreiff, Amy Hayes, as Cecily Cardew, Caroline Good, as Gwendolyn Fairfax, and Scott Armitage, as Jack Worthing.
The classic comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" will wrap up the 47th Putnam County Playhouse season.

The play will be staged Thursday through Saturday and Sept. 10-13.

Tickets for Oscar Wilde's comedy of manners, which is being directed by Tim Good, can be reserved by calling 653-5880 after 5 p.m. daily and are $9. Curtain times are 8 p.m.

Corporate sponsors for the production are Rossok & Co. Insurance and Old National Bank.

The show's leading men are Dan Stockton as Algernon Moncrief and Scott Armitage as Jack Worthing. Both were in the recent PCPH production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Their intended love matches, Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew, will be played by Caroline Good and Amy Gaither-Hayes, respectively. Good most recently portrayed Ann in "All My Sons." Gaither-Hayes directed "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and also played leading roles in "The Sound of Music" and "Gypsy."

Other cast members for "Earnest" are Eleanor Howard as Miss Prism; M. Susan Anthony as Lady Bracknell; Rajai Bimbo as Rev. Canon Chausable; G. Duane Skoog as Merriman; and Alisa Isaacs-Bailey as Mrs. Lane.

Chorus members are Jennifer Lewis, Jim Green, Ty Favergue, Lauren Good and Jessica Bessell.

Assistant director for the show is Christopher Wurster, who will play Rev. Chausable at some performances. Light operator is Steven Turner, and sound will be handled by Alix Green. Sarah Dory is serving on the stage crew.

Others working on the production's technical side include Robin Gerard, Linda Gjesvold and Sandy Rossok.

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