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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.

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An Immersive Journey to 1894 England

Adapted & Directed by Alisa Stewart

January 26 -  February 25, 2024

Guests traveled back in time to 1894 to visit an exquisitely decorated manor house, a beautiful English garden, and a bachelor's English flat during our immersive Oscar Wilde classic. 

Once through the threshold, audiences sat inside Algy's London flat for Act I, then climed aboard a train to ride to the countryside. The train whisked guests to Jack's lovely garden for Act II, then through the double doors for Act III, inside Jack's home. It was a lovely set designed by Megan Wilkerson. 

"One of the pleasures of Experience Theatre’s production is that it transports us back to a time when his work was the toast of the town and the applause for [Oscar Wilde's] artistic genius seemed as if it would never stop."   
     - Linda Ferguson, Willamette Week

CAST

Nick Medina .................. Algernon Moncrieff

Brave Sohaki.................. John "Jack" Worthing

Kate Herrell ................... Gwendolen Fairfax

Ella Noel ......................... Cecily Cardew

Saren Nofs Snyder......... Lady Bracknell

Samm Hill ....................... Rev Chausible/Conductor

Ruth Jenkins.................... Miss Prism

Laurence Cox ................. Lane/Merriman

DESIGN CREW

Costumes .................. DeMara Cabrera

Set............................... Megan Wilkerson

Props .......................... Micah Steury 

Lights ......................... Lily Wakefield

Sound ......................... Annalise Albright Woods

Stage Manager .............. Michelle Larsen

Technical Director......... Alex Meyer

Production Manager.....  Katie Aminah

Production Assistant..... Deni Anderson

House Manager ............. Samson Carruth

Asst. House Manager..... Ethan Craigmile

Set Builders & Painters..Paul Roder, Beiyi Teo, Liza Vaughn, and angel volunteers (thank you!)

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All photos (c) 2024 by Jeremy Gardels/Aesthetic Shadows and Experience Theatre Project. Do not use without permission. 

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