Chiefland theater set to open new show

Cast members of the new Chief Theater production The Importance of Being Earnest.
Cast members of the new Chief Theater production The Importance of Being Earnest.

Chief Theater in Chiefland is opening a new production Friday that is dedicated to its long-time house manager who died in January.

“This is special,” said Lanette Six, a Chief Theater board member and director of the new show, The Importance of Being Earnest. “She had been with us for over 20 years.”

The opening night performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chief Theater. Five other performances will follow on March 13-14 and 19-21.

The theater holds about 100 people but will maintain socially distanced seating. Masks are encouraged.

The plot line of the Oscar Wilde play includes two young men in Victorian England who both pretend they are someone else to get what they want—in one case, a trip to town, in the other, a trip to the country. Love interests complicate the plans of both men.

“We’ve got a cast that’s unbelievable,” said Six, who has a degree in musical theater. “For a community theater you never know what is going to happen once you cast a show, but we’ve got some people who actually cast in the theater as young as sixth grade.”

The show will run about 90 minutes and include two 10-minute intermissions.

If you go:

  • Address: located at 25 E. Park Avenue, Chiefland
  • Show days: March 12-14, 19-21
  • Tickets: $13 adults, $11 seniors/children
  • More info: Chief Theater Facebook page
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