Mountlake Terrace High School presents The Importance of Being Earnest

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Matt Sythandone, the MTHS senior who stepped in to take over the role of John Worthing in a late casting change for the production.
Matt Sythandone is stepping in to take over the role of John Worthing in a late casting change.

The phrase “the show must go on” rings true for the Mountlake Terrace High School drama department as, after a three-week delay, their production of The Importance of Being Earnest finally hits the stage for two performances this week.

The curtain will rise on the Oscar Wilde comedy on Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the MTHS Theater, 21801 44th Ave. W. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

The Importance of Being Earnest is Wilde’s most popular and enduring play, first performed in London in 1985. The work is a comical romantic satire about Victorian era class, morals and etiquette, played out by witty characters employing deception and secrets.

Performances had originally been scheduled for mid-November. A re-casting of one of the lead roles in the MTHS production of the play caused the three-week delay in its opening.

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