Sunday, August 24, 2014

In the Wings: The Importance of Being Earnest. Meet the director, Kyle Borcz.



Kyle Borcz directs Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the first show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

"The Importance of Being Earnest" will run Friday, Aug. 29 through Saturday, Sept. 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th street in downtown Lafayette - the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for youth age 18 and under. You can purchase tickets by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

Question: Where is the beginning of the play set?
Kyle Borcz: It's set in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat. Algernon is setting up for an evening with his aunt, Lady Bracknell, and his cousin, Gwendolyn. His friend, Jack, comes over and the plot begins to unfurl.

Q: Why did you want to direct this play?
K.B.: It's such a breezy, happy and fun way to spend an evening. The wit is amazing, and we're finding wordplay and little phrases repeated throughout the script. There's a great sense of playfulness in the writing.

Q: This play also is romantic. What do you find romantic?
K.B.: I'm a homebody by nature, so being at home and cuddling under a blanket is a nice night for me.

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