Ernest in Love
Picture Credit: rachpena
English Title: Ernest in Love
Japanese Title: アーネスト イン ラブ
Romanized Title: Aanesuto in Rabu
Performances: Umeda Fine Arts Theater, 7/9 - 7/23
Based On: It’s based on the 1960 off-Broadway show of the same name, which is in turn based on Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest.
Author: Oscar Wilde
Book/Lyrics: Anne Croswell
Translation: Aoshika Kouji
Director: Kimura Shinji
Composer: Lee Pockriss
Conductor: Misaki Megumi
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 10/5/05) & VHS
DVD Scene/Music Cut: No
|Ernest (Jack Worthing)||Sena Jun|
|Gwendolyn Fairfax||Ayano Kanami|
|Algernon Moncrieff||Kiriya Hiromu|
|Cecily Cardew||Shirosaki Ai|
|Lady Bracknell||Izumo Aya|
|Parkins/Dr. Chasuble||Koshino Ryuu|
|Alice/Miss Prism||Takigawa Sueko|
|Dance Teacher/Maria||Hihou Kokoro|
|Piano Teacher||Asagiri Shino|
Also: Ayahashi Miyu, Miyume Himari, Tsuzumi Eika, Kao Amiri, Mishou Kazuki, Uzuki Hayate, Ryuuki Kazuto, Hibiki Reona, Mizuha Kanato, Saran Erika, Hazaki Mana, Hino Anji, Kahou Shiori, Kazane Mayuki, Tokiwa Mizuno
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Jack is an English gentleman who pretends to be his own brother, named Ernest, so he can enjoy himself in the city without besmirching his reputation at his country estate. Unfortunately, he’s just fallen in love with a young woman who insists that she can only marry a man named Ernest--and when Jack’s best friend (Algy) goes to Jack’s country estate pretending to be this same brother Ernest, he falls in love with Jack’s ward, who similarly feels that Ernest is the perfect name for a husband... The absurdity of the plot is matched by the exquisite cleverness of the dialogue. Pandemonium ensues when these two would-be Ernests find themselves face-to-face and in the predicament of explaining who they really are!
TCA Page with Stage Graph photos (Moon Troupe on the left, Flower on the right)
Musical Heaven’s Ernest in Love page
Contains a detailed synopsis of the 1960 American version.
Review on Ernest in Love by yukimura_wao
Ernest in Love (Moon 2005) - review by jenebi
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