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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 (bio)




Tom Driscoll (John Worthing)
Tom is a recent graduate of The Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University and his past credits include The School for Scandal (Charles Surface), The Producers (Max Bialystock), M33 (Al Marconi), The Outsiders (Two-Bit), Camino Real (Gutman), and Evita.

Andrew Swackhamer (Algernon)
Andrew appeared as Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby last year. He has also been seen at The Pittsburgh Public in Our Town (Mr. Carter) and Off The Wall with No Name Players in Viva, Los Bastarditos (Dancin' Eddie Danson) The Post-Gazette mentioned him as one of 2013 Pittsburgh's Best Performances for Dancin' Eddie Danson.

Everett Lowe (Dr. Chasuble)

Everett is pleased to be working with Prime Stage again, having played Meyer Wolfsheim last year in The Great Gatsby. A great fan of Oscar Wilde, Everett is having a blast working on Earnest with such a wonderful cast.


John Feightner (Merriman)
John is an actor and improvisor usually seen about town at the Arcade Comedy Theater. He is a member of the comedy troupe Hustlebot and is the current host of Fridaye Nite Improvs.



Scott Patrick Calhoon (Lane)
Scott Patrick Calhoon has performed with numerous regional and local theatres with hundreds of credits to his name.  He is proud to be ‘serving you’ as a new member of the Prime Stage family.


Susan McGregor-Laine (Lady Bracknell)
Susan has appeared locally for Off The Wall Theatre; Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, The Pittsburgh Playhouse;  Quantum Theatre; Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company,  Pittsburgh Public Theatre, barebones productions, Apple Hill Playhouse, Open Stage, The Summer Company, and Little Lake Theatre.

Hayley Nielsen (Gwendolyn)
Hayley is happy to return to Prime Stage after last season's, Fahrenheit 451. Other credits include: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (City Theatre), Little Gem (City Theatre), Killer Joe (barebones productions), Viva Los Bastarditos! (No Name Players) and is currently the female swing for PCLO's, The Invention of Edison.

Magan Dee Yanko (Cecily)
Magan is currently a Senior B.F.A. Musical Theater Major at Point Park University.  She has worked with CLO, The Cleveland Public Theater, Carrnivale Theatrics, The Theater Factory, and Playhouse Jr.  Favorite roles include Natalie in Next to Normal, Clarisse in Fahrenheit 451, and Ollie in Yo! Vikings

Mary Schafer Masterman (Miss Prism)
Selected credits from her time in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Los Angeles include Vivian Bearing, Ph.D. in Wit, Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (Garland Winner – BackStage West), Lorraine in A Lie of The Mind, and Bernice in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940