In 1890s London, two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. The pair attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. This classic comedy of manners, features Oscar Wilde’s famous “word play.” Love, mistaken identities, and lots of laughs are par for the course in this spring-time fling. The audience is in on the jokes as the characters fumble their way through Victorian England’s societal constraints. Don’t miss it!
Is the show sold out? If you live locally, please come anyway! We will always do our best to seat you even if the show appears to be sold out.
Note: As a courtesy to our performers and other patrons, we ask that you do not bring children under the age of 6 to the performance. Thank you for your discretion.
Theatre Physics XXIV
September 15-16 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm, Matinee September 17 at 2:00pm
A lasting tradition in Bethany theater is the annual production of Theatre Physics. Held just three weeks after the start of the fall semester, the show is a Vaudeville-style study of experimental theatre with an emphasis on humor and unusual physical antics.
The Women of Troy
By: Euripides, Translated by Jacob Kempfert, Adapted by Benji Inniger and Jacob Kempfert
November 10-11 & 17-18 at 7:30pm, Matinee November 12 at 2:00pm
In this ancient Greek drama with deep contemporary ties, women of the ancient city of Troy await their fates as captives and refugees after a brutal war.
By: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
February 2-3 & 9-10 at 7:30pm, Matinee February 4 at 2:00pm
In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with a violent ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love.
The Importance of Being Earnest
By: Oscar Wilde
April 20-21 & 27-28 at 7:30pm, Matinee April 22 at 2:00pm
In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym (“Ernest”) for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.