Few men in history were as flamboyant as Oscar Wilde.
Well, maybe Gandhi.
But it’s the immensely creative and revered Mr. Wilde who Kitchen Dog Theater is bringing back into the spotlight with their delightful production, WILDE/EARNEST, a re-imagining of his most famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest. (Guess they couldn’t get the rights to The Importance of Being Bert.)
Adapted and directed by KDT’s own Lee Trull, the production showcases original songs from Jencey Keeton of Dallas. Together they’ve created a Wilde-ly imaginative version that manages to incorporate roller skating, girl-drink-drunk cocktails and Nutter Butter cookies into the retelling.
Kitchen Dog has done a great job producing “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” (Wilde’s own description, by the way) and it’s one of the most joyous nights of theater you’ll experience.
Can’t wait to see what they do with Gandhi.
by Lee Trull
Adapted from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Directed by KDT Artistic Company Member Lee Trull
Through April 18
Photo Credit: Matt Mrozek
He Said Magazine Giveaway:
We are giving our loyal subscribers a chance to win a pair of tickets to Kitchen Dog Theater’s WILDE/EARNEST. Enter here for your chance to win by 11:59 p.m. on March 23. Winners selected at random. We will email you if you’re a winner, so check your email. The tickets are good for any performance on a Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday, subject to availability.