Thursday 7th March 2019

Thursday 7th March Open

Ballyshannon Drama Society

The Importance of Being Ernest

By Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history. The Ballyshannon Drama Society’s ingenious production of this timeless classic offers the unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.”

Act 1: Algernon Moncrieff’s flat in Half-Moon Street. Act 2: The Garden at the Manor House

Act 3: The Vestibule at the Manor House


Algernon Moncrief – Sean Donegan

Lane – Kevin Lilly

Jack Worthing – Terence McEneaney

Lady Bracknell – Rachel O’Connor

Gwendolen Fairfax – Louise Larken

Miss Prism – Trish Keane

Cecily Cardew – Sinead Luke

Dr. Chasuble – Tony Liston

Merriman – Mark Kirby

Director Conor Beattie

Stage Manager: Carl Duggan

Lighting design: Mark Fearon

Lighting Operation: Martin Ferris

Sound; Conor Beattie

Set Design: Trish Keane

Set Construction : Paul McGonigle, John Travers.

Costumes: Rachel O’Connor

Stage Crew: Aidain McGuinness,Linda Gallagher,

Mark Langan . Maureen Travers,

Sean Mc Loon, Michael Travers. Keith Robson, Mary Duggan