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 evangel.edu/boxoffice 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 Manager – London Redstone
Lights – Clayton Wester
Bill – Geoffrey Prest
Betty – Aubrey Jackson
Waitress – Emme Stinson
Al – Clayton Wester
Mark – Dawson Flatness
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 AcademicInfluence.com
- Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
- Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by BestColleges.com
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 evangel.edu.