Peninsula Players Hosts Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show in Spirit of “The Importance of Being Earnest”

(Left to right) Actors Linda Fortunato and Erin Noel Grennan, playing Cicely and Gwendolen, meet over tea and learn they are both being courted by a man named Ernest in Peninsula Player’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Photo by Erin Noel Grennan.

Oscar Wilde’s hilarious and timeless comedy The Importance of Being Earnest is now playing at the Peninsula Players Theatre in Fish Creek until July 24.

In The Importance of Being Earnest, town and country collide in Victorian England as two English dandies, Jack and Algernon, assume the same false identity in the country to pursue their lady loves.

Directed by Kristine Thatcher, the cast features several Players veterans including Greg Vinkler as Lady Bracknell, Sean Fortunato, Kevin McKillip, Tim Monsion, Peggy Roeder, Linda Fortunato, Erin Noel Grennan, Tom Mulaand and Joe Foust.

The Peninsula Players perform Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7:30 pm with the closing 4 pm matinee performance on July 24.

Discount tickets are available for season ticket holders and groups. Individual tickets, ranging in price from $32 to $38, are also available. For more information or to reserve tickets call 920.868.3287 or visit

The Peninsula Players will host an elegant Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show on July 13 at 2:30 pm to celebrate The Importance of Being Earnest.

Afternoon Tea will be held in the Players’ picnic area, and feature traditional teas, finger sandwiches, and muffins.

The Fashion Show will feature unique costumes from the play, as well as authentic period garments and undergarments. Those attending are encouraged to wear hats in the spirit of the recent royal wedding. A prize will be awarded for the most unique tea hat. Hats will be available for rental from the Players costume shop.

The cost of the Tea and Fashion Show is $35. Space is limited to 50 people. For more information or to make a reservation call 920.868.3287.