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View Irish Classical Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, June 2, 2023 – June 25, 2023.

Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 10-minute intermission 


John Worthing, J.P. (Jack)  Josh Wilde
Algernon Moncrieff Ben Michael Moran*
Lady Bracknell Chris Kelly
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax Melinda Capeles 
Cecily Cardew Renee Landrigan
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D Vincenzo McNeill
Miss Prism Jenn Stafford
Merriman/Lane Charmagne Chi

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association
† ICTC Debut 

ICTC Creative Team

Kristen Tripp Kelley

Production Stage Manager
Leyla Gentil

Assistant Stage Manager
Spencer Dick

Matt Refermat

Scenic Designer
Chris Cavanagh

Costume Designer
Vivian Del Bello

Wardrobe Manager
Ryan Wilkie

Lighting Designer
Jayson Clark

Sound Designer
Tom Makar

Hair/Make-Up Designer
Susan Drozd

Props Designer
Donnie Woodard  

Dialect Coach
Josephine Hogan

Assistant to the Director
Liam Rio

† ICTC Debut 

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Kristen Tripp Kelley

Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of confused identity lights up ICTC’s early Summer. John Worthing is Jack, except when he’s Ernest. And his best friend Algernon is Algy… except when he’s Ernest. What does Victorian-era code-switching and the quest for self-discovery look like in 2023? Vibrant characters, mistaken identities, and farcical antics come to play in this effervescent finale to ICTC’s 32nd Season, helmed by Kristen Tripp Kelley in her ICTC directorial debut.

Josh Wilde

Ben Michael Moran

Chris Kelly

Melinda Capeles

Renee Landrigan

Vincenzo McNeill

Jenn Stafford

Charmagne Chi

Additional Programming:

Open Rehearsal (for Subscribers Only): Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 6:30pm

Community Matinee: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 10am

Industry Night: Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 7:30pm

Speaker Series: Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 1:30pm
Guest Speaker: Anthony Chase

Young Professionals Night: Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 7:30pm

Masked Performance*: Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 3pm

ICTC will be offering a masked performance of The Importance of Being Earnest at 3:00pm Saturday, June 17, where all Patrons will be required to wear a mask in the lobby and in The Andrews Theatre at all times. The bar in the Chris O’Neill Lounge will be closed for this performance only. If you purchased tickets to this performance and would like to exchange them OR if you purchased tickets to another performance and would like to attend this one instead, please reach out to the Box Office at

ASL Interpreted/Open Captioned Performance: Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 7:30pm

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted & Open Captioned Performances:

ASL interpreters are located in the South East corner of the theatre to give the best sightlines to follow the interpretation and action on stage.

An LED captioning screen, located in the North East corner of the theatre displays the dialogue and any other audio portion of the production in text form in sync with the performance.

For questions about reserving seating in view of the ASL interpreters and captioning signage, please contact ICTC’s Box Office at 716-853-4282 (voice), or email

Show Artwork by Michael Gelen, Inkwell Studios.
Photos by Mark Duggan, Nickel City Headshots.

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