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The Importance of being Earnest

Mar 8 - Mar 16, 2014
The New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM


"A trivial comedy for serious people"

The Importance of being Earnest

The Importance of being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Rich Keitel





Richard Keitel - Professor of Theatre at Point Park University, MFA in Directing from University of Pittsburgh. Associate Artistic Director for City Theatre 1997-98. Head of Undergraduate Acting and Directing Program at the University of Pittsburgh 1991-97. Selected directing credits include Collected Stories and American Buffalo for City Theatre; Wild Duck for Quantum Theatre. For Point Park he directed The Outsiders, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, A Flea in Her Ear, Hot L Baltimore and Room Service.  For Primestage he has directed Great Gatsby, Glass Menagerie, Tuesdays With Morrie, Of Mice and Men, Great Expectations, To Kill a Mockingbird and Twelve Angry Men. Regionally, Rich directed Communicating Doors and Dinner with Friends at St. Michaels’ Playhouse in Vermont. Rich’s directing is regularly mentioned in the Pittsburgh newspapers’ year-end top ten lists. Rich directed The Mother… With the Hat in November for barebones productions which was selected as the third best play of the year by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.  A member of Actors Equity, he is currently performing with Pittsburgh Playback Theatre where he serves as Artistic Director. In 1996, Pittsburgh Magazine recognized Rich with the “Harry” award for theatrical excellence. Rich was thrilled to be honored by Primestage at their 2012 Gala. Rich will be directing Hush: An Interview With America for Pittsburgh Playhouse in May. He is a new empty nester after twenty years of having two kids running around his house. These performances are dedicated to his lwb (lovely wife beth), As Oscar Wilde would say, "I have nothing to declare but my love"