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Text by Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway
Adapted and directed by James Rutherford in collaboration with Elliot B. Quick

Jack Worthing Timothy Hassler*

Algernon Moncreiff Ross Cowan*

Gwendolyn Fairfax Anne Troup*

Cecily Cardew Charlotte Graham*

Augusta Bracknell Charise Greene*

Frederick Chasuble Alexander Salamat

Laetitia Prism Leighton Bryan*

Lane Ned Riseley

Merriman Wheaton Simis

*Appears courtesy of AEA

Scenic & Lighting Design Oona Curley

Costume Design Nikki Delhomme

Original Music Alex Clifford

Sound Design Michael Costagliola

Stage Manager Anne Huston

Fight Choreography Alexander Salamat

Press Rep David Gibbs/DARR Publicity




Literature's most dazzling wit faces down its most red-blooded stoic in The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway, a World Premiere by M-34.  Set in 1926 Paris with rugged Hemingway men in the roles of Jack and Algy, this mash-up of texts from Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway outs the gay romance in Wilde's best-loved work and collides it with Hemingway's impossible machismo, exposing both artists' desperate search for an Ideal Masculinity.  Directed and adapted by James Rutherford in collaboration with Elliot B. Quick, The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway is a trivial comedy about pain, lies, violence and vengeance.


Performances: August 17 through September 1

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter."

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey


"It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled in the daytime, but at night it is another thing."

— Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Saturday August 17: 8pm

Sunday August 18: 8pm

Tuesday August 20: 8pm

Thursday August 22: 8pm

Friday August 23: 8pm

Saturday August 24: 8pm

Sunday August 25: 8pm

Thursday August 29: 8pm

Friday August 30: 8pm

Saturday August 31: 8pm

Sunday September 1: 8pm

Venue:  Access Theater – 380 Broadway (at White Street) 4th floor

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