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The Hawk Theatre Company presents “The Importance of Being Earnest”

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  • Shannon Enciso   |   Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35

Briana Madril, Miren Miranda, And Tricia Benignos

Rio Rico AZ, opening show will be November 6th 2020- November 9th 2020 “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a comedy of manners following the story’s of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff who both like to bend the truth to their advantage. Throughout the show questions will arise such as how far are they willing to go, and how long will it be until they get caught in the reality of their names? What will happen to these lively men? Will their secrets get discovered or will they come clean with the truth? Come find out in Rio Rico High School‘s Hawk Theatre Company’s upcoming show.

An adaptation of the 1894 play by Oscar Wilde, this show will have you laughing, crying, and speaking like a dentist from the antics between Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. In their current case of bending the truth they do so in order to get married to two lovely ladies who have both taken a liking to the name of Earnest. In the city or country, these men are willing to take the truth of their identities and twist it as far as they can in order to get the hands of these two young women. Cucumber sandwiches, muffin fights, Bunburyists, the answer to your questions and more will be found in the RRHS Hawk Theatre’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

“This year has been a crazy ride for the performing arts but as the age old saying goes ‘The Show Must Go On’ and so it shall here with RRHS Hawk Theatre Program. More so now than ever is to remember the vital importance of being earnest.”

— Director Joseph Ellison

Shows will be on our  live streamed website starting November 6th (6:00 pm) through November 9th (11:59pm). The website is

All tickets can be purchased for $5 dollars at the RRHS bookstore or on the events website listed above. 

If you still need some help navigating to the page or purchasing tickets, please watch this walkthrough: 

Cast Includes: 

Nikolas Kane as Jack Worthing

Atticus Birkett as Algernon Moncrieff

Nataleah Munoz as Gwendoline Fairfax

Briana Madril as Cecil Cardew

Miranda Solis as Lady Bracknell

Tricia Benignos as Miss Prism

Sergio Molera as Rev. Canon Chasuble

Miren Miranda as Lane

Akayla Weathers as Merriman

Student Design team includes:

Elizabeth Bailey, Bailey Kane, Nikolas Kane, Melissa Molera, Ruben Valencia, Rebecca Medina, Yajira  Barreras, Blanca Navarro, Atticus Birkett, Aldo Higuera, Victoria Guzman, Josue Valencia.

Theatre Staff: Director Joseph Ellison, Technical Director Jose Valencia.