“The Importance of Being Earnest” Cast Revealed


Daniel Sokolski, Staff Writer

The HHS Theater has recently concluded their auditions for their new fall production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The auditions were extremely competitive with over 17 people auditioning for the smallest cast play ever with only 10 roles available.


The cast list is as follows:

Jack Worthing – Colin Huffman

Algernon Moncrieff – Joel Eshuis

Gwendoline Moncrieff – Leah Schell

Cecily Cardew – Bella Pelluse

Lady Bracknell – Sophia Basilone

Miss Prism – Vanessa Moore

Reverend Chasuble – Daniel Sokolski

Lane – Adrian Pani

Merriman – Dailey Burke

Servant – Jordan Somma


“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a satirical play written by Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. It was written in 1895 and became an instant success, elevating Wilde’s status as a playwright all throughout London. 

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is set within the late 1800’s and is a humorous satire of VIctorian customs in society. The play is known for its over the top caricatures of British nobility and plays into the stereotypes of said people to provide the audience with a hilarious time.

The play follows Jack Worthing, a boisterous serious land owner and his friend Algernon Moncrieff, a snappy young fellow who is the heir to the noble family of Moncrieff as they get into all kinds of shenanigans due to Jack secretly living a double life where he pretends to have an older brother named Earnest. Although the play is mostly known for its humor, mocking the practices of the 19th century upper class, families can appreciate its wholesome message of always being yourself.

The off book deadline for the cast is the week of November 7 with a new website dedicated for the production’s online ticket sales currently in the making.

Come out to support HHS’s theater production of “The importance of Being Earnest ” between December 1 and the 5. You won’t regret it!