Taylor Theatre Playbills




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The playbill for Taylor University’s Fall 1972 performance of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, is a farcical comedy about two men who each take on the personas with the name of Earnest in order to escape the burdens of social obligations.

This production was set as a Reader's Theatre due to the limited physical space available.

This is one of three plays performed at Eastbrook Middle School Cafetorium because of the destruction of Shreiner Auditorium in Helena Music Hall. Helena Music Hall was destroyed in a fire January 20, 1972. The next building to host Taylor theatre on campus was the Little Theater in the 1972-73 school year.

Artistic Director

Allen Goetcheus

Publication Date



Upland, IN


farce, Oscar Wilde, comedy, personas, Victorian Era, satire, triviality, Shreiner Auditorium, Helena Music Hall, Reader's Theater, Eastbrook Middle School Cafetorium


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The Importance of Being Earnest

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