Georgia Southern’s theatre department presents Hay Fever and The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest will start off the rotating repertory on Oct. 15, followed by Hay Fever on Oct. 16 in rotation until Oct. 20. Tickets for students $6 and general admission tickets are $12.

Tatiana Joesph-Sanders

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern’s Center for Theatre and Art  will host two shows, The Importance of Being Earnest and Hay Fever in October.  

The Importance of Being Earnest is directed by Professor Nicholas Newell, and stars Peyton Rowe, Bryce Hargrove, Jordan Steve, Elizabeth McCooey, Chad Connor, Annika Simpson, Julien Mendez, Connor Driggers and Dylan Richards. 

“The Importance of Being Earnest is a timeless comedy and our actors are creating some hilarious and memorable performances,” Newell says.

Hay Fever, directed by Professor Lisa Abbott, stars Armistead Thackston,  Joey Hukin, Delaney Chesnick and Tyair Blackman as the Bliss family. 

“The show is funny, it is surprising in many ways, I think it will challenge students’ ideas about what they think they know about manners in the 1920s,”Chesnick said.

Delaney Chesnick, who plays Judith Bliss in Hay Fever, said that she had to overcome challenges throughout the preparation process.

The hardest part of being in a show is basically losing your free time,” Chesnick said. “The most stressful part for me is surprisingly when the show opens because I get really bad stage fright.” 

That stage fright does not stop Chesnick from putting on a performance because she said she is excited to showcase the cast and crew’s hard work.

“I am very excited for people to see all the work we put in and hopefully laugh a lot,” Chesnick said. “We haven’t done a comedy in awhile and I’m so excited for them to love it.”The Importance of Being Earnest will start off the rotating repertory on Oct. 15, followed by Hay Fever on Oct. 16 in rotation until Oct. 20. Tickets for students $6 and general admission tickets are $12. 

Tickets are available for purchase here.

Tatiana Joseph-Saunders, The George-Anne News Reporter, [email protected]