For those of us who saw the most recent Ukiah Players Theater performance of The Importance of Being Earnest, it was a delightful show of English wit and accents, lines flawlessly interpreted in tone and facial expression, stories of dubious fact artfully and truthfully re-arranged in the end, and amazing acting.
For those of us who have seen all three of the performances of The Importance of Being Earnest produced by UPT since 1977, it is bliss to add to the memories and to see a new generation take on the tongue-twisting tale. Without subtracting from those memories, I can declare this one the best ever.
There is a select group of us in this county, who can say we've seen them all. Who knows how many of us there are, but we recognize the luck in going to the first show that promised so much and launched UPT, and the dedication in seeing the second show, and now, devotion for the third. With any luck, we will be able to take in one more anniver- sary show, before we head to the Great Backstage beyond.
Of course, all of the actors were great, but with pride of association, the Mendocino County Museum must call out our Museum Road Show creative forces of Nichole Phillips, Kate Magruder, Linda Pack, and Tony Rakes.
They will again be making history at the 2017 Museum Road Show this April. See you then.