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As you may or may not know, the Watch City Players have a summer show going up, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. It's going up Saturday, July 26th at 7pm in an outdoor performance at the North entrance of Prospect Hill Park, at 314 Totten Pond Road in Waltham, MA.

This show is fun and funny, but what really makes it special is that it's all about gender and gender variation. Some characters are gender-flipped, some are reinterpreted as trans or nonbinary; even the whole idea of Earnest is based around the lead characters exploring their own gender identities outside of the ones assigned to them. It's an interesting and fun queering of the text. The cast is as follows:

Jaclyn Worthing / Ernest Worthing: Frances Kimpel
Algernon Moncrieff: Charlotte Oswald
Gwen Bracknell: Matt Kamm
Cecil Cardew: Eboracum Richter-Dahl
Lady Bracknell: April Farmer
Miss Prism: Jonathan Kindness
Dr. Chasuble: Sparrow Rubin
Lane/Merriman: Stephanie Karol

Directed by Lenny Somervell

It's free and in the park, so I wanted to organize a big potluck dinner before the show. I'd like to meet up in the park around 5:30 and hang out and have a picnic until the performance. Feel free to bring anyone you think might enjoy it! I'm planning on bringing chicken marbella. :-)

Let me know if you can make it! Also tell me what you'd like to bring, or I can suggest something if you need an idea.

This should be a lot of fun, so I hope to see you there!


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Jul. 14th, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
I've really enjoyed the movie in the past, wish I could go!
Jul. 14th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
only one performance, and i'm out of town? SO SAD. my favorite play and some of my favorite people. :-(
Jul. 16th, 2014 02:28 am (UTC)
In the interest of accuracy, my character is actually *Gregory* Fairfax. Thank you so much for promoting the show!
Jul. 18th, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC)
Yay for getting the word out!
Also, in the interest of having people show up at the right place, it should be noted that last-minute red tape has resulted in us moving our venue. We do not have a definite location yet, but it will likely be a park space in Cambridge instead. Sorry for the last-minute change!
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About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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