Casting News for “The Importance of Being Earnest”

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Husband and wife actors Connor Toms and Hana Lass will play two of the four romantic leads in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s upcoming production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Toms, who last appeared as Duke Orsino in our Wooden O production of “Twelfth Night”, is set to play Jack Worthing, and Lass, who played Rosalind in our 2012 production of “As You Like It,” will play his young ward Cecily Cardew. They’ll be joined by Quinn Franzen, who makes his Seattle Shakespeare Company debut as Algernon Moncrieff, and Chiara B. Motley, who last appeared in “The Comedy of Errors” for Wooden O, playing Gwendolen Fairfax.


Jeanne Paulson returns to our stage as Lady Bracknell. Paulson played Mrs. Higgins in our 2012 production of “Pygmalion.”  Charles Leggett last appeared at Seattle Shakespeare Company in “Antony and Cleopatra” as Enobarbus will play Rev. Chasuble, and Kate Wisniewski will jump into the part of the Governess, Miss Prism right after wrapping up her roles as the Duchess of York and Duchess of Gloucester in January’s “Richard II.


You can catch Toms, Lass, Franzen, and Leggett for a few more weeks in Seattle Rep’s outstanding production of “The Hounds of the Baskervilles” through December 15.