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The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

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Phoenix II Theatre

414 Mason Street

Suite 604, sixth floor

San Francisco, CA 94102

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This show is a Theatre Bay Area recommended production!
For Theatre Bay Area members discounts, write ninjaz13drama@gmail.com
Press Release link: #ninjazwilde
Preview and behind scenes video https://youtu.be/LRS6AnF5ppY

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San Francisco performers group, Ninjaz of Drama, is excited to bring to the charming and intimate Phoenix II Theatre, located in the heart of the historic Theatre District near Union Square, the greatest comedy of manners of all time!

Handicap access information, contact Rey Carolino ninjaz13drama@gmail.com.

Ninjaz of Drama, a proud Theatre Bay Area company member, bringing both classical and original works to the smaller stage where the truth looms larger.
Event photo, left to right: Federico Edwards, Chelsea Jennings, Adrienne Dolan, Lijesh Krishnan. Photo: Rey Carolino
Cast photos top row photos L-R:
Greg Gutting (Lady Bracknell)
Chelsea Jennings (Gwendolyn Fairfax)
Federico Edwards (Jack Worthing)
Pam Mangan (Lane/Merriman)

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Cast photos Bottom row L-R:
Irina Dianova (Miss Prism)
Lijesh Krishnan (Algernon Moncrieff)
Adrienne Dolan (Cecily Cardew)
David Richardson (Reverend Chasuble)
Photo collage: Rey Carolino
Company Biographies
Federico Edwards (Jack Worthing)is a veteran performer of both east and west coast stage productions. He recently appeared in Multi Ethnic Theatre’s production of “Trojan Women(Menalaus, Poseidon) and Jackleg Theater Project’s production of “Antigone” (Kreon). A regular with Ninjaz of Drama since 2008, he has enjoyed Shakespearean romps through “Hamlet” (King Claudius, Ghost), “King Lear” (Edmund), the title role in “Othello”, “A Midsummer Night's Dream” (Lysander), “Much Ado About Nothing” (Benedict), “Romeo and Juliet” (Friar Lawrence); and with Theater of Others- “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Oberon), “Measure for Measure” (Provost), “Taming of the Shrew” (Hortensio), the title role in “Cymbeline”, and “Merchant of Venice” (Shylock). He wishes love to all.
Lijesh Krishnan (Algernon Moncrieff) grew up in Kuwait and his native India before spending a decade in the Twin Cities. In the Bay Area, he has acted and directed with several companies including Ninjaz of Drama, Theater of Others, Aluminous, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Altarena, Curtain and Those Women. His recent Shakespeare credits include Hamlet and Edgar with Ninjaz; Hotspur, Lysander, Beatrice, Antipholus of Ephesus, Tranio and Iachimo. Other roles include “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” (Jesus), “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” (Spike), “Pride and Prejudice” (Darcy), “The Understudies” (Evadne), “Killer Joe” (Joe) and “The Balcony” (Envoy).
Greg Gutting (Lady Bracknell) Fresh off a new found love for the works of William Shakespeare, Greg is thrilled to be working again with Ninjaz of Drama, where he recently appeared in "Hamlet" (First Player, Osric) and “King Lear” (Duke of Albany, Knight). For Theater of Others, he most recently appeared in "Comedy of Errors”(The Duke). Other credits include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Peter Quince), “The Roaring Girl" (Sir Alexander Wengrave), "Merchant of Venice" (Prince of Aragon), "King John" (A Lord), "Cymbeline" (First Lord, Gentleman), "Macbeth" (King Duncan), and "Taming of the Shrew" (The Lord).
Adrienne Dolan (Cecily Cardew). It has always been a girlish dream of Adrienne’s to perform in Earnest, and she absolutely adores playing Cecily. She earned her degree in Theatre from Belmont University in Nashville, TN and has been fortunate to act in the creative theatres of SF since she moved here over three years ago, including her most recent role as French flight stewardess Jacqueline in “Boeing Boeing” with theTRIBE Productions. Adrienne is most ardently grateful to her friends and family for their love and support. She especially thanks her husband Taylor, who is her unwavering fan—even if his name isn’t Ernest.
Chelsea Jennings (Gwendolyn Fairfax) Chelsea is beyond excited to be playing the part of Gwendolyn in this wonderful show! After spending the past few years traveling the world, she is glad to have found her way back home and to the theatre. Past productions include “Legally Blonde” (Vivienne), “Sweet Charity” (Nickie) and “Bourbon and Laundry”(Elizabeth). She gives thanks to her amazing family who is always there to give their love and support.
Irina Dianova (Miss Prism) is absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with Ninjaz of Drama again! Last December she appeared with the Ninjaz in “A Midsummer Night's Dream” (Hermia). With Theater of Others, she recently appeared in “Comedy of Errors” (Dromio of Syracuse), “All’s Well That Ends Well” (Lavatch the Clown), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Starveling, Mustardseed), and “The Roaring Girl” (Mistress Openwork, Sergeant Curtilax). Other favorite credits include “The Twilight Zone Parody Hour” (Dr. Loren) with Dreams on the Rocks, “Distracted” (Vera, Dr. Zavala) at Coastal Rep in Half Moon Bay, and “Peter Pansexual” (Pearl) in Montreal. Irina is forever grateful for the love and support of her family and countless amazing friends. Huge thanks!
David Richardson (Reverend Canon Chasuble)would like to send a big thank you to his Grandma Flora Black for driving him to his very first audition as a star struck 10 year old. He didn’t get the part, but has been acting as often as anyone will let him ever since. His favorite role is always the one he is currently doing and his major talent is finding the very best teachers, most notably the late Linda Lowry. He is grateful to Rey Carolino for the opportunity to work with the Ninjaz for a second time, and to his husband Jose for never saying, “Oh my God, again?”
Pam Mangan (Lane/Merriman) is thrilled to be on her latest adventure with the Ninjaz Of Drama, her seventh production with them! Last December she returned to Shakespeare with the Ninjaz in “A Midsummer Night's Dream” as one of the Rude Mechanicals (Francis Flute)! Outside of work and plays, she performs rock flute and traditional Irish music. She lives in San Francisco with her wonderful boyfriend Randall and her derpy dog, d'Artagnan.
Polina Litvak (Stage-manager) is excited to be back for her third production and second stage management experience with Ninjaz of Drama. She has worked onstage and backstage at various companies throughout the Bay Area, including RE:ACT, Dragon Productions, Theater of Others, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, and Theater Rhinoceros. Her past favorite roles 3 include Tearcat in The Roaring Girl, Humphrey in The Knight of the Burning Pestle, and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Jose Leiva (Set design) is a retired professional costume, make-up, and set designer. Mr. Leiva holds degrees from the University of San Francisco and an MFA from Stanford University. Mr. Leiva taught Costume and Make-up design for 24 years in the Theatre Arts Dept at City College of San Francisco. He is a lifelong fan of science fiction writing and enjoys the concepts of differing realities.
Taurean Feaster (Costumes) is a Bay Area designer of theatrical costumes, props, and set dresser. She has costumed performers for Pocket Opera, Theatre of Others, and Ninjaz of Drama.
Geoffrey Colton (Original Music) has composed and recorded original incidental music for Ninjaz of Drama’s productions of “King Lear”, “Hamlet”, “A Midsummer Night's Dream”. Mr. Colton is a 50+ years stage veteran and voice actor, and among the companies with which he’s appeared in plays and musicals are San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Contra Costa Civic Theatre, Ross Valley Players, Lamplighters, IAM Theater, New Conservatory Theatre, CalShakes, Berkeley Rep, and most recently with Ninjaz of Drama in the title role in “King Lear” and “Hamlet” (Polonius, Gravedigger). Taurean Feaster (Costumes) designs of costumes, props, and dresses sets. She has costumed performers for Pocket Opera, Theatre of Others, and Ninjaz. Rey Carolino (Director) has been in theatre for almost thirty years as a actor, playwright, director, and producer. Among his favorite classic plays he’s staged were “A Streetcar named Desire”, “Medea”, “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, “King Lear”, “Hamlet”, and now “The Importance of being Earnest”.




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Yes. Message Rey at ninjaz13drama@gmail.com

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Our show is recommended for children 10 and older.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of parking garages within the immediate Union Square area, most notably are Sutter-Stockton garage, Union Square garage, Mason-O’Farrell garage, Ellis-Ofarrell garage; and 5th-Mission garage.

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Phoenix II Theatre

414 Mason Street

Suite 604, sixth floor

San Francisco, CA 94102

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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