Carroll Community College Presents The Importance of Being Earnest

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Trish McCarthy Carroll, Public & Corporate Relations Officer, Carroll Community College, Work: 410-386-8184
Press Release

Westminster, Md., April 4, 2018—Carroll Community College invites the community to escape into performances of Oscar Wilde’s classic British comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Performances will take place in the Theater in the Scott Center on April 26, 27, and 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. A closing performance will take place on April 29 at 2 p.m.

Richard Sautter is the guest director of this hilarious adventure through high society. In the play, morals take a back seat to humor and witty dialogue. “Because we are so far removed from 1895, we don’t have to take the shallowness and self-interest of the characters personally,” says Sautter. “Instead, we can glory in their seemingly nonsensical pronouncements and delight in the social proprieties that make the expression of almost any emotion, most of all love, seem just a little ridiculous.”

In the words of playwright Wilde, "We should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality."

Tickets may be purchased for $10 for Adults. Senior Citizens, and college students, faculty, and staff with ID may purchase tickets for $5.

Tickets can be purchased online:

Tickets are also available for purchase at the Theater just prior to performances. The box office will open 45 minutes before each show starts. Seating is available approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of each show.

Nicholas Hartman has created costume designs. Hartman recently designed the costumes for the College’s past production of the play 1984. Anthony Rosas has provided set design. Jessica Anderson has provided light design. Jane Frazier will perform for the first time on the College stage in the production.

For more information, contact Frazier at or call 410-386-8279.




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