Black Swan continued its successful live broadcast project in 2013 with a third broadcast: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. It was broadcast live on 22 March 2013 from the State Theatre Centre of WA in Perth to regional WA audiences over the Westlink network.
The live broadcast of theatre performances is an opportunity for thousands of regional WA citizens who cannot attend Black Swan performances because of distance or financial constraints to share a state-wide ‘live’ experience within their own home or community.
The broadcast was shown at regional venues, Community Resource Centres, and homes on the Westlink network. The Westlink network is managed by the Department of Regional Development and Lands.
Tickets are $10 to see the live broadcast at participating regional venues:
Bijou Theatre, Esperance, 9083 1566 or esperanceciviccentre.com
Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie, 9088 6900 or goldfieldsartscentre.com.au
New Lyric Theatre, Bunbury, 1300 661 272 or bunburyentertainment.com
Cummins Theatre, Merredin, 9041 3295 or cumminstheatre.com.au
Margaret River Cultural Centre, Margaret River, 9758 7316 or artsmargaretriver.com
Camel Lane Theatre, Carnarvon, 9941 1146 or carnarvonciviccentre.com
Moora Performing Arts Centre, Moora, 9651 0000 or trybooking.com
Moonrise Cinema, Karratha, 9186 8653 or roebourne.wa.gov.au/events
Matt Dann Cultural Centre, Port Hedland, 9158 9368 or mattdann.com
Sun Pictures, Broome, 9192 1077 or broomemovies.com.au
Contact your local Community Resource Centre to find out if it is participating in the live broadcast. Visit www.crc.net.au.
The live broadcast was also shown at the Perth Cultural Centre screen in Northbridge.
About the play The Importance of Being Earnest:
In Oscar Wilde’s most famous play, the dandy Algernon and dapper Jack are best friends, who, unbeknownst to each other, both employ different identities in London and the countryside. When Jack proposes to Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen, and Algernon falls for Jack’s ward Cecily, both do so using the pseudonym Ernest.
Amidst mistaken identities and giddy confusion towers Gwendolen’s mother, the imposing Lady Bracknell, as a paragon of Victorian propriety, who refuses to be anything but earnest!
This masterful comedy of manners, considered to be the wittiest play in the English language, sparkles with classic bon mots and brilliant dialogue that will lift your spirits.
Cast includes Adriane Daff, Jenny Davis, Rebecca Davis, Stuart Halusz, Michael Loney, Pete Rowsthorn, Scott Sheridan, Pauline Whyman.
Event: Live broadcast of The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
Date: Friday, 22 March 2013
Time: pre-show content begins at 7.20pm, performance begins at 7.30pm, duration approximately 2 hours [no interval]
Where: regional venues, homes and any CRC location using the Westlink channel