The Importance of Being Earnest
Allen Brawner and Renee KrapffBy Oscar Wilde

November 17 - 21, 1999
Directed by Doobie Potter

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST was produced by Carpenter Square Theater and presented as part of the Stage Center Presents series.  Guest star Lee Meriwether played the role of Lady Bracknell.


Lady Bracknell
Lee Meriwether as Lady Bracknell

Considered Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, EARNEST was penned in 1895 as "a trivial comedy for serious people". Witty and stylish, Wilde creates a world where "every man is debonair and epigrammatic and every woman lovely, save the dowagers who are witty and greatly enjoy their own paradoxes." The plot revolves around an ingenious case of "manufactured" mistaken identity.

Miss Prism
Suzanne Charney as Miss Prism 

Kelly and Doug
Kelly Riha and Doug Brown


John Worthing

Doug Brown

Algernon Moncrieff

Allen Brawner

Rev. Canon Chasuble

Clyde Martin


James Tyra


Scott Meek

Lady Bracknell

Lee Meriwether*

Gwendolen Fairfax

Kelley Riha

Cecily Cardew

Reneé Krapff

Miss Prism

Suzanne Charney


Director Doobie Potter
Set Design Lee Brasuell
Costumes Jeffrey Meeks
Dis Guys Costumes
Sound Design Joe Daleo
Lighting Design Kevin D. Lesley
Stage Manager Katie King
Asst. Stage Mgr. Bob Bates
Props Genger Gibson
Stand in for Lee Meriwether Elizabeth Brooks
Light & Sound Operator Cecil Peaden
Set Construction Luke Hadsell
Dap Dapallito
Tyler Woods
Running Crew Bob Bates
Scott Meek
Cecil Peaden
James Tyra
Tom Gibson

Kelly Riha

Lee Meriwether

Lee Meriwether

Doug Brown

Publicity photo
Publicity photos before final costuming:
Above: Kelly Riha, Lee Meriwether, and Doug Brown.

Publicity Photo
 Clyde Martin, Suzanne Charney, and Lee Meriwether


Act II Set
The Act II set.

Curtain Call
Curtain call on the Act III set.

Special Thanks to:
Pollard Theatre - Oklahoma Children's Theatre - Spivey's Big Antique Store - Gary & Fran Derrick - Sadri Persian & Oriental Rugs - Canterbury British Importers & Cafe - Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse - Suzanne Charney - Linda Clark - University of Central Oklahoma - Adrian Thompson - Phil Carlton - Don Lusk - Robert Erwin - Belle Isle Antiques - Pier 1 - Hobby Lobby - Nick Backes - Marcellus Hankins - Viginia Morozuk - Wigs provided by Theatrical Hair Goods Company - Tuxedos provided by Tuxedo Specialists

*Ms. Meriwether is a member of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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