The importance of Being Earnest

Live Oak Theatre Announces the Cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest”

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on January 20, 2021

Live Oak Theatre has announced the cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Live Oak Theatre Announces the Cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest”

The cast is as follows:

John Worthing, J.P. – Spencer Mitten and Ben Staley 

Algernon Moncrieff   – Jacob Ivey and Kaiden Rossiter

Lady Bracknell – Kristina Mitten and Randi Olsen   

Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax – Jessalyn Berard and Lenia Richards

Cecily Cardew –   Elizabeth Kessel and Lexi Allocco

Miss Prism, Governess – Julie Hofstede and Dawn Hester

Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. –Greg Mys and Hal Lester

Merriman, Butler   –    Vince Vanni and Stephen Rees

Lane, Manservant   –   Vince Vanni and   Stephen Rees

This critically acclaimed comedy will be presented at the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida, on February 5, 6, 7. 12, 13, & 14. All seating is social distanced by pods.

Showtimes are at 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Adult tickets are only $20; children ages 13 and younger are $5 when purchased with an adult ticket. Tickets include coffee, tea, and dessert, with snacks also available for purchase.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit or email [email protected] or call 352-593-0027.  

 Due to the nature of socially distanced seating, and the limited ticket availability for each performance, all ticket must be reserved. Payments must also be made in advance either online, by mail or by dropping off a check at the box office.

Please Note: If you purchase tickets under different names and wish to be seated together, you must email the box office at [email protected] or call 352-593-0027.

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About “The Importance of Being Earnest”

The Importance of Being Earnest, a “Trivial Comedy for Serious People.” by Oscar Wilde, is the story of a man who’s name is Ernest (or is it) who is pursuing the hand of the beautiful and modern Gwendolyn.  Meanwhile another Ernest (or is he) is anxious to meet the lovely Cecily, ward to Jack Worthing.  Hilarity ensues as each Ernest meets at the Worthing Estate and the ladies discover they are both engaged to Ernest.  How will these love birds disentangle themselves from this mess, and will the truth about Ernest be found out?

About Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT),

Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT) is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) company, located at 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601.  The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals and the community by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for Theatre patrons and participants of all ages. 

For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, call 352-593-0027, email  [email protected] , or go to   Visit us on Facebook at


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