The Kenan Theatre Company is preparing to show audiences something wild this weekend — Oscar Wilde, that is.
The company will be performing Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" from March 1-5 at the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art. Senior Kate Jones, a producer for the show, was involved in the decision to perform the famous play.
“It was a big choice,” Jones said. “We knew we wanted to do something comedic because the rest of our season is dramatic. We took a risk and did something that wasn’t contemporary.”
The show will be performed entirely by student actors. They were pushed to learn British dialect and etiquette to best perform the show. Senior Catherine Baird plays Lady Bracknell, an older woman who stirs up immense drama.
“It’s a bit out of my age range,” Baird said about playing an older character. “But it’s been a fun challenge.”