The Importance of Being Earnest – FULL PRODUCTION

7 performances: All Wednesday evenings in August at 7 pm; Fridays August 10 and 24 at 7 pm.  No rain dates.
The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on February 14, 1895, at the St James’s Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.
Tickets:  $15 Adults, $13.50 Seniors/Members, $10 Children 12 and under, Free 6 and under
Cast Bios

John Draper – Lane/Merriman


John Draper has acted in a number of plays and films in Tennessee, Ohio, California, and New York. This is his first Oscar Wilde production. He has managed international tours for artists such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, among many others, and has performed stage manager duties at the New York Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theater (Princeton, NJ), and Ivar Theater (Los Angeles). He performed in Glimmer Globe’s production of Othello in July, and continues in A Case For Eviction (and other roles) at the Farmers’ Museum.


Abbey Koutnik – Miss Prism


Abbey Koutnik has had the fun of being with the Templeton players since their inception, participating in the readings, the Historical Vignettes, Box and Cox, and The Christmas Carol, and the Crucible. She primarily performs as a mime, but is enjoying the opportunity to create the character of Miss Prism, and being a part of the cast of The Importance of Being Earnest. Abbey lives in Oneonta with her husband Gary.


Gary Koutnik – Lady Bracknell


Gary has been acting and directing for over fifty years.  He is honored to join the long list of British and American actors who have played Lady Bracknell; it is truly a bucket-list part.  Gary is a retired educator, a county legislator and a Hyde Hall site interpreter.  He lives in Oneonta with his wife, Miss Prism.


Carl Loewenguth – John Worthing, J.P.


Carl Loewenguth is a songwriter, musician, and actor from Cooperstown, New York. He has performed with GlimmerGlobe in productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello. He also has appeared in The Farmers Museum’s annual production of a Christmas Carol. Carl heads the band Hanzolo as the lead singer and songwriter.


Lissa Sidoli – Dr. Frederick Chasuble


Lissa Sidoli is enjoying her 1st role with Glimmer Globe Theater. She has recently been seen with Stuff of Dreams/ Bigger Boat production of Love Loss and What I Wore at Foothills PAC. She returned to the area from NYC where she worked in film, television and commercials. She has performed locally with Catskill Community Players, Little Victory Players, Sing a Song of Broadway, Catskill Theater works, Franklin Stage, and Foothills Big Read Productions. She most recently staged Stuff of Dreams/Bigger Boat Production of Of Mice and Men. She is thrilled to be in Cooperstown with Glimmer Globe Theater. She resides in Oneonta.


Sharon Stuart – Butler’s Maid


Sharon Stuart, a transgender woman in her first season with Glimmer Globe Theatre, plays the Butler’s Maid as a deaf-mute.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm (2h)

Location: Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater

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