The Importance of Being Earnest • Constellation
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Overview

​​A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece about marriage, morality, and mistaken identity sparkles with dazzling wordplay and unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two gentlemen, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. When Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Earnest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Confusion and hilarity reign as they fall in love with a pair of proper young women and confront the formidable Lady Bracknell in the pursuit of romance and revelry.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a part of IU’s Fall 2022 Themester, focused on Identity and Identification!

Pay What You Will Thursdays

To keep live performance affordable and accessible to our community, we’re offering Pay What You Will Thursdays for all Mainstage shows at the Waldron and Ted Jones Playhouse! Book tickets for one of our Thursday performances of The Importance of Being Earnest and you’ll get to choose your own ticket price (from $5-$75). Just select your seats, then you’ll be prompted to choose your ticket price.

Pay What You Will Thursdays and our Community Access Ticket Program are generously sponsored by Jessika and Bryan Hane.

Usher Opportunities

Want to see the show for free? Volunteer to usher!

Trailer

Gallery

Gross Indecency

If you love all things Wilde, don’t miss Gross Indecency at IU Theater, running October 21-29! Click here to learn more.

Creative Team

  • Director: Kate Galvin
  • Stage Manager: Phil Christiansen
  • Scenic Designer/Scenic Charge Artist: David Wade
  • Lighting Designer: Jennifer Fok
  • Costume Designer: Kate Mott
  • Sound Designer: Brandon Reed
  • Props Master: Aubrey Krueger
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Sareek Hosein
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Chelsea Pell

Cast

Hannah Hakim (she/her)
Cecily Cardew
Hannah Hakim is so excited to be a part of Constellation Stage & Screen’s inaugural season! An actress and singer based in New York City, Hannah spent her summer performing in The Revolutionists at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Other recent credits include performances with New York City Children’s Theatre, The Emerging Artists Theatre Co., The Metropolitan Playhouse, and The National Theatre (as part of their Saturday Morning Live! At the National program). Hannah is a graduate of Northwestern University’s theatre, musical theatre, and acting for the screen programs and is represented by Bright Artists Management. She would like to thank this wonderful team, her family, and her friends for all of their incredible support! To see what Hannah is up to next, check out hannahhakim.com or follow @_hannahhakim on instagram.
 Valerie Kilmer (she/her)
Gwendolen Fairfax
Valerie Kilmer is a Bloomington resident and is delighted to be a part of Constellation’s inaugural season. She has previously performed in Ohio with Theater Ninjas, Ohio City Theatre Project, Cleveland Public Theatre, Lantern Theatre, Talespinner Children’s Theater, Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, and Karamu House. Valerie trained at The Groundlings School in Los Angeles and has worked as a Teaching Artist with Disney Musicals in Schools, Playhouse Square, Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and LA’s Inner City Shakespeare Ensemble. She is happy to be returning to Oscar Wilde’s Earnest, as she has fond memories of playing the role of Cecily in high school.
Greta Lind (she/her)
Miss Prism
Greta Lind is a lifelong creative whose work spans diverse mediums including theatre, podcasts, print, television, and film, where she’s appeared in All My Children and the film Rudy. Greta’s greatest joy has been raising two wonderful boys into young adulthood. Her recent work includes the audio drama series The Ernie Pyle Experiment! (an Audie Awards® finalist), and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz audio play. Greta’s debut novel, Split Open, was released in 2021 (audiobook coming soon), and she has co-facilitated writing circles with Young Women Writing for (a) Change® in Bloomington, Indiana. Greta was in Cardinal Stage’s production of Our Town and is thrilled to be part of Constellation’s The Importance of Being Earnest. For more, visit gretalind.com.
Jeremiah Porter (he/him)
Algernon Moncrieff
Jeremiah Porter is a recent graduate of Texas State’s Musical Theatre program. In addition to theater, he is pursing a career in sound engineering & choreography. Regional credits: Singin’ in the Rain at the Muny, The Producers at Casa Mañana, and The Fantasticks at Flint Repertory Theater. “We are limitless.”
Devin May (he/him)
John (Jack) Worthing
Devin May is a proud Bloomington native and IU alum, with over 75 theatre credits in Indiana, Kentucky, Chicago, Boston, and D.C.  Devin’s favorite project to date was called Super Richard World III, a Shakespeare-Super Mario mashup by Chicago’s Otherworld Theatre which landed on the Chicago Reader’s “Best Plays of 2019” list.  Most recently, Devin lent his directorial hand to MCCT’s 2022 Shakespeare in the Park Henry IV p.1, then spent a fun-filled summer as an Instructor for Constellation’s Summer Camps.  Devin looks forward to working with Bloomington’s youth as an Instructor for Constellation courses throughout the fall!
Mary Carol Reardon (she/her)
Lady Bracknell
Mary Carol Reardon has been performing in plays all of her life beginning with original scripts at the age of 8 which she produced with the kids in the Hoosier Acres neighborhood. Her love of theatre lead her to New York City where she studied the Meisner School of Acting with William Esper and Wynn Handman. She was a member of Circle Rep LAB and acted in Off-Broadway theatre, films and television. Upon returning to her hometown of Bloomington, she continued her acting career at Brown County Playhouse, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Cardinal Stage, and Indiana Repertory Theatre. When not engaged in theatre she’s volunteering for MC-IRIS, Friends of Lake Monroe and leading hikes for the Sierra Club.
Steve Scott (he/him)
Lane/Merriman
Steve Scott has performed in sixteen theater and voice acting productions since stepping on stage for the first time in 2012. He appeared in Bloomington Playwrights Project’s performances of 30 Day Mourning Period (Larry), Beating A Dead Horse (Fritz), The Oregon Trail (Clancy), and Fortunato Heist (The Spider). Steve was cast as serial killer Ralph Ian Wantage in Monroe County Civic Theater’s production of Bryony Lavery’s Frozen. He also voiced the characters Dick and Denver in Indiana Public Media’s radio drama, The Ernie Pyle Experiment, and the voice of Fred Porlock in Cardinal Stage’s Predisposed to Violins.
David Sheehan (he/him)
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.
David Sheehan is an actor, director, composer, and theater educator based in Bloomington, Indiana. For the BPP David directed the Woodward Newman Drama Award winning plays Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel, You Remind Me of You by Matthew Capodicasa and co-directed with Chad Rabinovitz Home by Christy Hall and Scott Allan; and Make Me Bad, the murderous musical by Alex Brightman and Drew Gasparini. David’s sound designs have been featured in the BPP’s 30 Day Mourning Period, The Bull, the Moon and the Coronet of Stars, Row After Row, Spun, Oregon Trail and Everything in Its Place: The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers. On the other side of the curtain, David originated the roles of Jesse in Spun, Christof in The Truman Show: The Musical, and Stevie in Ugly Lies the Bone. David also appeared as Darren in Happily After Ever and The Kid in Jedi Handbook. David is from Bozeman, MT and a proud graduate of Indiana University.

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