Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In the Wings: The Importance of Being Earnest. Meet Margaret Duvall.



Margaret Duvall plays Gwendolen Fairfax 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.

Margaret explained that she auditioned for the show because she knew other people who were auditioning. Also, she loves the script.

"I also like that the play is a ensemble piece, that there is no one single main character," Margaret said. "I love plays like that. I think it's much more interesting when an audience cares about all the characters on stage."

According to Margaret, the central conflict that Gwendolen faces comes about because she is in love..

"At the start of the play, Gwendolen has a relationship with Ernest Worthing," she said. "He has come to town to propose to her, but her mother won't allow them to be engaged. Throughout the play, Gwendolen tries to establish her independence to get what she wants."

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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