Cast Members for The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Ellie King and Presented by Rocket Norton    The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Ellie King and Presented by Rocket Norton

Cast members for the 2000 production of The Importance of Being Earneset
Presented by Rocket Norton

Ellie King

Ellie King

Ellie was born, raised, trained, schooled, lived, married and performed all over England and Europe. Hailing from near Liverpool, she now rains in Langley, BC (that was a pun, you see). Her own little kingdom consists of a long-suffering husband, two remarkable but strange sons, a pair of parents and sundry animals including the parrot, Thomas. All of the above are exceptionally odd but extremely talented. The amount of fun she has had directing and appearing in this play is probably illegal and will undoubtedly be taxed at some future point.

Darlene Arseneault

Darlene Arseneault

Darlene Arseneault was most recently cast as Kate in "The Taming of The Shrew", played Snug and stood in for Puck in "A MidSummer Nights Dream" for the Harrison Shakespeare Festival. Busy summer. She has also worked with United Players playing Charlotta in Chekov's "The Cherry Orchard" directed by Christopher Weddell. Darlene has acted on and off for about ten years. She has just finished her BA in Theatre at UBC. This production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" has been great fun for her to work on. Ver-r-r-y dotty. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented and dotty people...Thank-you.

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David Lloyd Austin

In this new millennium, David celebrates his 47th year in theatre as an award actor and director, having worked in England and throughout Canada. To help pay the rent, David continues to act in Hollywood movies. He is mostly known playing Gorbachev in the original "Naked Gun" with Leslie Neilsen, 'Rocky IV' with Stalone and 'Midnight Train to Moscow' with Billy Crystal. Locally produced shows David has appeared in include, 'The Outer Limits', 'Dead Man's Gun', the children's programme, "Charlie Horse Pizza and many, many more. But it's theatre where David's heart lies and always returns whenever he can. "The bright lights of Hollywood will never replace the remarkable, impassioned results theatre provides; the camaraderie, the trust and the teamwork of working towards a common goal. It is indeed a privilege to be working with Ellie and such a talented group in this timeless, wonderful classic".

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier

Chris enjoys long walks on the beach and beef & bean burritos. You may have seen him in such commercials as; Mountain Dew (the "snowboard guy") and Pacific bell (the "memorize guy"). Chris has recently finished filming a small role in the soon-to-be hit mini series, "It's A Girl Thing", where he was given the honor of working alongside Margo Martindale and Stockard Channing. Chris' theatre credits include "The Beggars Opera" with Caravan Farm Theatre and "You'll Get Used To It! The War Show" with WCT. Chris thinks this play is fun! Chris' pet peeve is kids who do skids on bikes!

Cindi Janzen

Cindi Janzen

Cindi is a graduate of the SFU Theatre Program. Recent stage credits include roles in "MacBeth" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Bard On the Beach and Maggie & Nora in "The Gut Girls" with Horned Moon. She can also be seen participating in the Shakespeare Project by Savage Dog. This spring Cindi also made her directing debut in "Moo" at Presentation House. She is very happy to be sharing the stage with the wonderful & hilarious group of actors & hopes one day to truly reach absolute perfection.

James Rowley

James Rowley

James is Jack in all earnest and thrilled to be Earnest. He returned to canada this summer after three years teaching English in a Japanese high school. In September he appeared in "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Deep Cove Cultural Centre. Memorable roles prior to the "Japan Years" include Othello, Tybalt, etc. in "Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet" (UBC), Gerald in "A Woman of No Importance" (United Players) and Theseus in "A Midsummer Night's Dream". While in japan he studied and performed bunraku (a form of puppetry) with his wife, Leanne Koehn. James trained at Studio 58, Carousel Theatre School and UBC.

Robin Ruel

Robin Ruel

The role of Gwendolen has been an enormous challenge for Miss Ruel, a sweet & charming lass from Ontario. Waving goodbye to the Farm (and the Drama Program at Queen's University), Robin arrived in big-city Vancouver in '97 to study acting at the Vancouver Fim School. Since then she has appeared in indie films, delightful dittieswith Epicentre & On the Brink Theatre companies and most recently, "The Gut Girls" with Horned Moon and TV show "Heartbreak House" with United Players. In spite of last year's vicious shark attack, she still enjoys swimming in the ocean.

Terry Wade

Terry Wade

Terry is making his west coast stage debut. He has spent the last three seasons doing summer stock in the Toronto area and most recently appeared as Mel in Neil Simon's "The Prisoner of Second Avenue". He was very fortunate to spend the past winter in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, appearing as Inspector Hound in the Tom Stoddard play, "The Real Inspector Hound". He is delighted to be living in Vancouver and to be part of this "Wilde" production.


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