Two lines from "The Importance of Being Earnest" particularly apply to the bright, colorful and very funny production currently at Connecticut Repertory Theatre. One is at the very start of the play, when the fun-loving city-boy Algernon Moncrieff learns that his friend Ernest Worthing has a secret identity: a country gentleman named Jack. "You look as if your name is Ernest. You are the most earnest-looking person I ever saw in my life."
Last week we mulled over American Theatre magazine's list of the most-produced plays of 2017-18, based on a survey of 380 regional theaters aligned with the national Theater Communications Group organization. None of the top 10 scripts were being produced this season in Connecticut. But when you look at the American Theatre's accompanying list of most-produced playwrights of 2017-18, it gets very familiar indeed.
Jane Alexander is staying at home for a change. Her onstage home, that is. The globetrotting, award-winning actress appears in "Fireflies," an adaptation of some writings by Annette Sanford. The play's about a 69-year-old small-town schoolteacher who gets involved with the outgoing 70-year-old carpenter who is fixing her cottage roof.
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