Faith's play to be "Earnest"

Faith Community Christian High School in Belmont is set to perform "The Importance of Being Earnest" for their spring production. Written by Oscar Wilde, "Earnest" is a comedy of manners play, but beneath the humor and silliness, the author is questioning the appropriateness of high society attitudes and behavior at the turn-of-the-century. It serves to remind us, although comically, to look at our own attitudes and behavior. The story revolves around two men, Jack and Algernon, who both want to be named Ernest (because the women they love will only marry men named Ernest) and the lengths to which they will go to win their ladies' hearts.

Cast as Jack Worthing is sophomore Joshua Taylor (Wheeling), and Algernon Moncreiff is played by freshman Chris Surface (St. Clairsville). Gwendolen Fairfax, Jack's love, is portrayed by senior Bethany Yourko (Tippecanoe), and Algernon's love interest, Cecily Cardew, is being played by freshman Becca Yourko (Tippecanoe). Lady Bracknell is junior Alicia McLeod (St. Clairsville), Rev. Dr. Chasuble is being played by sophomore Jimmy Albert (St. Clairsville), Miss Prism is portrayed by sophomore Sarah Surface (St. Clairsville), and the two housekeepers Mrs. Lane and Mrs. Merriman are sophomores Micaela Rockwell (Barnesville) and Joy Lude (Belmont) respectively. Sophomores Brodie Reitter (Belmont) and Erin Jordan (St. Clairsville) play a footman and a maid.

Cast as Jack Worthing is sophomore Joshua Taylor (Wheeling), and Algernon Moncreiff is played by freshman Chris Surface (St. Clairsville). Gwendolen Fairfax, Jack's love, is portrayed by senior Bethany Yourko (Tippecanoe), and Algernon's love interest, Cecily Cardew, is being played by freshman Becca Yourko (Tippecanoe). Lady Bracknell is junior Alicia McLeod (St. Clairsville), Rev. Dr. Chasuble is being played by sophomore Jimmy Albert (St. Clairsville), Miss Prism is portrayed by sophomore Sarah Surface (St. Clairsville), and the two housekeepers Mrs. Lane and Mrs. Merriman are sophomores Micaela Rockwell (Barnesville) and Joy Lude (Belmont) respectively. Sophomores Brodie Reitter (Belmont) and Erin Jordan (St. Clairsville) play a footman and a maid.

The play is being produced by the F.C.C.H.S. Drama Department, by special arrangement with Baker's Plays, Inc., and is directed by drama teacher Mrs. Linda Yourko and assistant director, English teacher Mrs. Vickie Taylor. The set was designed by drama students Sarah Surface and Bethany Yourko and many of the costumes have been designed and created by several students from the drama classes.

The production will be at the Belmont Gym on Thursday, April 2 with a 7p.m. curtain time and Friday, April 3 with an 8 p.m. curtain. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students/children. For further information please contact the school office at 740-484-1437.