The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway

Oscar Wilde & Ernest Hemingway

The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway performed at the Access Theater's Gallery Space, August 16-September 1, 2013.  It was a reworking of a concept developed by members of a nascent M-34 in 2008 (original production).  It was a close collaboration with Elliot B. Quick, adapting several drafts of The Importance of Being Earnest along with Oscar Wilde's De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Soul of Man Under Socialism, The Decay of Lying, Salome (in an original translation) and Lady Windemere's Fan; Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, A Moveable Feast, A Farewell to Arms, Death in the Afternoon, The Garden of Eden and The Old Man and The Sea, with late additions from the Rensselear County Phone Book.  It was produced under the auspicies of M-34, in collaboration with Jean-Marie McKee of the Access Theater.

 

Scenery and lights by Oona Curley, costumes by Nikki Delhomme, original music by Alex Clifford, sound design by Michael Costagliola, stage management by Anne Huston, fight choreography by Alexander Salamat, technical direction by Adam Wyron, and publicity by David Gibbs/DARR Publicity. 

 

The cast featured Leighton Bryan (Prism), Ross Cowan (Algernon), Charlotte Graham (Cecily), Charise Greene (Bracknell), Tim Hassler (Jack), Ned Riseley (Lane), Alexander Salamat (Chasuble), Anne Troup (Gwendolyn) and Wheaton Simis (Merriman).