Newman University presents Oscar Wilde’s ‘A Woman of No Importance’ Feb. 28 – March 3

The Newman University Theatre Department will present Oscar Wilde’s dark comedy “A Woman of No Importance” as the second play of the 2012-13 season. The play opens at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Performance Hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman University campus. The play will also be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

The play was written and first performed in London in 1893. Like several of Wilde’s works, it takes a comic and critical look at English upper class society of the era. It has been reproduced on stages across Europe and North America over the past 120 years, and has been adapted for movies and television. Sophomore C.L. Smet is playing the lead in the Newman production.

Tickets will be available at the door. Ticket prices are $10 general admission, $8 seniors and military, and $5 students.

The cast for “A Woman of No Importance” includes the following students:

C.L. Smet – Maize, Kan.
Justin Ralph – Maize, Kan.
Mark Carlson – Olathe, Kan.
Mary O’Neal - Blue Springs, Mo.
Ian Ewing – Fairway, Kan.
Brittany Jonas – St. Louis, Mo.
Wesley Williams – Tonganoxie, Kan.
Megan Birdsey – Dunstable, U.K.
Maggie O’Neal – Blue Springs, Mo.
Franciso Fields – Newton, Kan.
Kylee Gaston – Wichita, Kan.
Alison Byrne – Derby, Kan.

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