Above: The Kweskin Theatre (photographed during last season) is one of two venues at which Stamford-based theater company Curtain Call stages its productions. The theater turns 40 this year. Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ opens there Friday, Feb. 3.
The 2011-12 season of Stamford’s Curtain Call theater company continues with “The Importance of Being Earnest,” on Friday, Feb. 3.
This 1895 comedy, billed by author Oscar Wilde as “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” is an enduring tale — as evidenced by the nine Broadway productions since it first was staged in London, including one last year, which was nominated for three Tony Awards (winning one for best costume design).
The Curtain Call production will be directed by Stephen DiRocco of Wilton. The show marks his directorial debut with the award-winning theater company, but he has acted in shows there in the past.
The show will run through Feb. 18 at the Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Check here for show times and tickets ($28 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $14 for students and children. Or, call 203-461-6358.
The cast includes a number of residents from the area. They are: Ryan Hendrickson, Rebecca Judelson and Sarah Smegal of Stamford; Amy Wade of Darien; Daniel Bayer of Wilton; Tom Butterworth of Rowayton; Nick Kaye of Bethel; and Judie Phillips of New Rochelle, N.Y.. Peter Barbieri, Jr. will be handling production design; Megan Latte Ormond is in charge of costumes; and stage management will be handled by Joe Vitti.