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Evangel University Theatre to present “A Night of One Acts”

Published on Sep 27, 2023 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University’s Theatre program proudly presents “A Night of One Acts,” featuring a condensed version of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde and selections from “All in the Timing” by David Ives. The one-night-only performance will be held this Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Barnett Theater. The community is invited to attend.

Ticket prices are $5 for general admission, and seat selections will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or on site.

Production and performers 

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a farcical comedy by Oscar Wilde and is widely considered the writer’s magnum opus. First performed in 1895, the play follows two young men in Victorian England who maintain false identities to escape boring or burdensome social obligations.

“All in the Timing” is a collection of one-act plays by David Ives focused on wordplay, existentialism, and complicated romantic situations. EU Theatre will perform two selections from the work, “Sure Thing” and “The Philadelphia.”

“These one-act performances present opportunities for students to gain experience directing productions, handling everything from the performances to the lighting and costumes,” said Dr. Vickie Wisdom, professor of theatre and head of EU Theatre. “We are thrilled for the community to see the fine work these young women and men have put into these shows!”

The casts feature the following Evangel students:

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

John Worthing (Ernest) – Kale Bauer

Algernon Moncrieff – Christian Redding

Lady Bracknell – Katelyn Hill

Gwendolen Fairfax – Heide Blackert

Cecily Cardew – Christa Takitani

Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. – Lane Buckingham

Merriman – Payton Penman

Miss Prism – Hannah Plake

Stage ManagerLondon Redstone

LightsClayton Wester


“Sure Thing”

Bill – Geoffrey Prest

Betty – Aubrey Jackson


“The Philadelphia”

Waitress – Emme Stinson

Al – Clayton Wester

Mark – Dawson Flatness

The Theatre program at Evangel University is a vibrant offering through its Humanities Department. 


About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at