US actors commit and adapt to 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Congratulations to all our US students who participated in the production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" last weekend. Nicole Roer '22, decided to audition for the play as soon as we announced it. "I have loved acting my whole life, and the Performing Arts Faculty has made King a place for me to continue to pursue my passion. One of my favorite things about the play is meeting and growing much closer with new people each year. The whole cast grew very close over these past two months, and I am so happy to be able to call all of these talented actors and actresses my friends. There is so much talent at King and Mr. Silence does an amazing job of allowing everyone to reach their full potential. We had an extremely successful weekend and I am really happy with all of our performances. We each grew individually as actors and actresses and as an ensemble. It's definitely not easy to get up on stage and perform, but we were all tremendously well prepared. I strongly encourage everyone to audition next year. It is an unforgettable experience and I will carry these memories with me my whole life. I am sad to let this play go, but excited to see what the future of King Performing Arts holds!"

Mark Silence, Performing Arts Faculty, adds, "One of the main reasons I chose "The Importance of Being Earnest" was because of the language. It is a very challenging play for young actors given that pronunciation, diction, vocal energy, and the appropriate inflection of operative words is imperative. Add to that the demands of a diverse set of characters in an unfamiliar time and place and you start to get a feel for the amount of work and commitment that these actors had to give, and they did. I was so proud to watch them grow and adapt as we rehearsed and I can say with confidence that they are all better actors and artists as a result." View a gallery of photos from the production here.