Theater Review: The Importance of Being Earnest
The Ritz Theater Company’s production of this Oscar Wilde classic deserves the most enthusiastic praise. The theater itself, a “movie palace” from the 1920s that somehow escaped being ruined by modernization and is slowly being restored was the perfect setting for Wilde’s elegant and witty dialog. The period-suggestive and beautifully creative set designs by Terri Tomola provided a perfect backdrop for standout performances by Bruce Curless (in drag) as Lady Bracknell, Jessica Doheny as Gwendolyn and Carly Mooney as Cecily. It would be impossible to say who was best and I won’t try.