With soaring temperatures & high humidity in the forecast, cast members of the Oscar Wilde Classic, “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Peninsula Players Theatre near Fish Creek will have to adapt. The conditions will undoubtedly be made worse by heavy 19th century costuming. Greg Vinkler who plays Lady Bracknell in full regalia, says the heat is something an actor has to work through…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/n1136.mp3|titles=Vinkler used to heat]
Vinkler says there’s one saving grace for the actors who don’t have to be on stage all of the time…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/n1137.mp3|titles=Vinkler-Backstage AC]
Vinkler acknowledges that a run of very hot weather can sap an actors strength. He says the trick is to work through the heat without letting the audience know that it’s taking it’s toll…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/n1138.mp3|titles=Vinkler-work through the heat]
“The Importance of Being Earnest” runs through Sunday July 24th, at the Peninsula Players near Fish Creek. Showtimes are 8pm Tuesday through Saturday, & Sundays at 7:30PM, except for July 24th, when there will be a matinee at 4pm.