Sedona Film Festival hosts big-screen debut of new production at Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (April 20, 2016) – Don’t miss Olivier Award winner and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest”, which was filmed live at London’s Vaudeville Theatre.
The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of “The Importance of Being Earnest” at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, May 1 at 4 p.m.
Directed by Adrian Noble (Amadeus, The King’s Speech, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Wilde’s superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language – the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity will make you laugh out loud!
Two bachelor friends — the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff (Philip Cumbus – regular player at Shakespeare’s Globe) and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., (Downton Abbey’s Michael Benz) — lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax (Emily Barber) and Cecily Cardew (Imogen Doel). The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions – and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” is considered Oscar Wilde’s best work and has been performed regularly all over the world. The play was first performed on in February 1895 at the St. James Theatre, London and 2015 marked its 120th anniversary.
Critics are raving about “The Importance of Being Earnest”, and it has garnered 4- and 5-star reviews from every major publication in London:
“David Suchet leads a sparkling cast in this joyful Wilde revival! Laugh-loud funny … all-out joy!” – Dominic Maxwell, The Times
“David Suchet gives a magnificent, stage-filling performance!” – Michael Billington, The Guardian
“The Importance of Being Earnest” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.