Monday, March 23, 2009

In the Wings: The Importance of Being Earnest. Meet Jessica Hoffmann.

Jessica Hoffmann plays Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest, the third production of the 2008-2009 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play was written by Oscar Wilde.

Jessica auditioned for the production because she loves the play.

"I have read the script again and again since my freshman year, and I have wanted to play Cecily since my freshman year," she said. "Also, this is my final production with Civic Youth Theatre because I'll graduate high school this year."

Jessica says that Cecily begins the play by loving the ideal of Ernest, someone she hasn't even met.

"Cecily only knows Ernest as Jack's brother," she said. "She doesn't know him personally, but she's fine with that. She's engaged with Ernest and he doesn't even know. She relishes her own little world and her diary."

The Importance of Being Earnest opens April 3 and runs through April 5. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday afternoon shows begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth. For more information about the show, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's Web site.

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