Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Glamour is Back at Saddleback with The Importance of Being Earnest


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Mission Viejo, CA – The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College is schedule to present Oscar Wilde’sThe Importance of Being Earnest in the McKinney Theatre on November 4-13. 

In an effort to forego social obligations, two friends unwittingly take on the same alias. With two Earnests causing problems, this social comedy by Oscar Wilde hilariously uses farce to satirize the shallowness of society. Referred to by Wilde as, “a trivial comedy for serious people,” The Importance of Being Earnest will leave you laughing at the comedy of mistaken identities and the unexpected turn of events. 

Photo:  Ken Kindler, Barry Keen(L), Ambrose Capuccio (R)

Since people dressed up to attend theatre in the 1890s, Saddleback is bringing glamour back by holding a special opportunity drawing at each performance for those who wear evening attire either in Victorian style or contemporary.  Also during this era men wore green carnations in honor of Oscar Wilde.  Green carnations will be sold in the lobby before each performance. 

Photo:  Ken Kindler, Barry Keen (L), Riley Moriarty (R)

Dates:  November 4, 5, 10, 12 at 8pm and November 6, 12, 13 at 3pm.

Saddleback College Theatre Arts program produces several fully-staged shows in which students are encouraged to participate.  Theatre Arts students are given the opportunity to audition for every production and Theatre Arts students are given priority in the casting process.  In addition there are numerous opportunities for students to contribute in backstage activities of all college productions.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4 Tuesday-Saturday) and online at  Prices are $12 general; $11 students/seniors/ Angels; $6 group rates for 20 or more.
Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to “Theatre Circle,” turning right into Lot 12.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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