The Harlequin Theatre at Lyon College recently received a number of honors from the Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for its recent production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
A Festival respondent attended the September 29 evening performance of the play and gave three awards, which went to Kendra Bell for Excellence in Set Design, Dr. Fonzie Geary for Excellence in Directing, and the entire cast for Excellence in Ensemble Acting.
In addition, Trey Smith was nominated for the Irene Ryan acting competition for his performance as Algernon Moncrieff, and Carson Matthews was nominated for her performance as Lady Bracknell. The competition will take place at the Kennedy Center Regional Festival in March at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.
The Irene Ryan Foundation awards $500 scholarships to the outstanding student performers at each regional festival. The Foundation was created through the generosity of the late Irene Ryan, best remembered as Granny Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies.
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