Ballyshannon Drama ”The importance of Being Earnest’ – Great Review on performance
What a great Review posted on social media for their performance last night of The Importance Of Being Earnest. We wish them all every success ahead of the results on Saturday night
Ballyshannon Drama Society brought Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest,” to life with well-crafted dialogue, authentic costuming and grace which paid homage to this beloved tale highlighting the absurdities of courtship, class….earnestness….in Victorian-era high society.
Oscar Wilde was responsible for many great one-liners, as well as one of the funniest and most beautifully crafted comedies in the language.
For me, there were two standout scenes in this production: the first when John Worthing explains the circumstances surrounding his birth and being found in a “handbag in a cloakroom at Victoria Station”. Of course Lady Bracknell deliverance of ‘in a handbag!’ My other favourite scene was the final denouement when John Worthing’s true parentage is revealed. By this point, the cast have achieved a wonderful degree of tension, and – despite knowing the story well – I waited in eager anticipation for Miss Prism’s explanation of events. I really enjoyed this performance of Oscar Wilde’s classic play. Great casting and superb performances all round. The set was scrumptious, very lavish and a fabulous change over to act 3. Well done to Ballyshannon Drama Society for capturing the essence of social class. Tonight was a witty, rich, sparkling night of entertainment.