The Importance of Being Earnest Cast
Jack Worthing (Trevor McWilliams)
is a senior Drama Performance major at Jacksonville State University. Trevor has done many show with JSU including Once Upon a Mattress and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Shakespeare Project, and he is excited to help bring live theatre back to the stage at JSU
Algernon Moncrieff (Jake Lewis )
is excited to be playing the role of Algernon Moncrieff. He is honored to be working on The Importance of Being Earnest with his fellow cast members. Jake is a senior here at JSU majoring in drama-performance. This will be his seventh collegiate role in JSU’s Drama Department, his last being Mercer Stevens in Boy Gets Girl this past semester. He would like to thank his family and friends for the ongoing support and love they give. He would also like to thank the professors here in the drama department for challenging him everyday and believing in him.
Gwendolen Fairfax (Stanton Yarabo)
is 18 years old and a freshman theatre performance major at JSU. She is enjoying this experience so much because of the amazing and talented cast, directors, and instructors around her. She would like to thank her friends, family, and professors for their unending support, and thank director Carolyn Conover for this incredible opportunity.
Cecily Cardew (Leah Bussey)
is elated to be back on stage with JSU's Theatre and Film Department. Leah is a sophomore at JSU who is majoring in Drama with a focus on Performance. Favorite credits include: Harriet -Boy Gets Girl(Jacksonville State University), Wendy -The Best Laid Plants(JSU's Scripted Series), and Daina -The Backpocket Play(JSU's Scripted Series). Leah also has the incredible opportunity to perform with the Party Palace of Alabama as princesses for birthday parties. A big thanks to the staff and crew of Earnest for making this show possible. Leah is so grateful to her friends and family for always supporting her. A special shout out to her big brother Daniel for teaching her to dream big. "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire".
Lady Bracknell (Samantha Drake )
is a second year performance major at JSU and transferred to JSU from Wallace State Community College. She is 23 and from Hartselle, AL. This is her first play since the pandemic started and she is so excited to be performing again! Samantha would like to thank her Mom, Dad, sisters, and boyfriend for constantly running lines with her and not getting mad when she randomly starts speaking in a British accent.
Miss Prism (Eleanor Boozer)
Is elated to be taking the stage tonight for her first JSU show. Ellie is a fourth-year production student specializing in costume design here at Jacksonville State. She was the costume designer for The Shakespeare Project’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and was seen recently playing the role of The Narrator in Trifles for JSU’s Scripted Studio series. She is currently an intern for costumes for CAST Kidz and Beyond The Lights Theatre Company. Ellie would like to thank her wonderful fellow cast members and the crew for making her first show here so special and fun. Please enjoy the show!
Dr. Chasuble (Logan Chance )
is a 21-year-old freshly transferred student. This is his first production here at JSU, and he has absolutely loved every second of it. Logan would like to thank Carolyn for the opportunity to be involved with this production, and he looks forward to the rest of his time here at JSU.
Lane (Christian Watts )
is 22-years-old and a theatre performance major here at JSU. He’s just having a blast here at the university, and he’s excited to join the cast of The Importance of Being Earnest and working with our hard working and talented cast!!! Christian wants to thank Carolyn for this amazing opportunity to do this cool project and thanks his parents and friends for their support.
Merriman (Mason Langdale )
is 21 years old and is a Film major at JSU. He is also very honored to be a part of the JSU theatre department as well. He would like to thank Carolyn for allowing him to play “Merriman” in “The Importance of Being Earnest”. This is the first production of live theatre Mason has ever been involved with. He would like to also thank his family and closest friends for supporting him with this and also his eager endeavor to pursue acting and filmmaking.