Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the Wings: The Importance of Being Earnest. Meet Andrew Meyer.

Andrew Meyer plays Jack Worthing in 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 or calling 765-423-7529.

Question: What does Jack Worthing want at the start of the play?
Andrew Meyer: He wants to marry Gwendolen. They flirt quite a bit, and his friend Algernon Moncrieff thinks doing so is atrocious.

Question: What is funny about the play?
A.M.: I love the style it's written in. I love how Wilde will set up a joke in Act I, but will not give you the punch line until Act III.

Question: This play is also a romance. What do you find romantic?
A.M.: Spending quality time with another person and not caring who or what else is going on in the world.

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