Short Shakes “Earnest” – Youth Performances

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This spring nine young actors flex their comedy muscles in our Short Shakes Youth Performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”  Jack loves Gwendolen. His best friend Algernon loves Cecily, but both ladies are in love with a man named Ernest. Find out how they untangle this comic knot. Short Shakes is more than just […]

Charting ‘Earnest’

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When a director sets out to stage a play, it’s a journey of discovery, and at times you really wish you had a road map to help get you to where you want to be.  We stumbled upon this fun info graphic created to map out Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” It brings […]

First Rehearsal for “Earnest”

Act I set model for "The Importance of Being Earnest."

    Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Seattle Shakespeare Company produces their first production of a Wilde play with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Victor Pappas this spring. The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s last […]

Seattle Shakespeare Company to Transfer Productions to Walla Walla

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Starting with our production of “Richard II” and continuing on with our Spring production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Seattle Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Walla Walla are embarking on a partnership to bring professional classical theatre productions to Eastern Washington.    “I’m thrilled that we’ll be returning to Walla Walla with our indoor productions,” […]

Know Thyself – George Mount on the 2013-2014 Season

Artistic Director George Mount at the first rehearsal for "Much Ado About Nothing."

Before rehearsals started up for “Much Ado About Nothing,” we sat down with Artistic Director George Mount to get his thoughts on Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2013-2014 season.  “Know Thyself” is the organizing idea behind all of the play choices this year. Find out why George chose the plays he did and learn about some of […]