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Spill the Tea: Earnest Confessions- Week 3

Have you ever had to keep something hush-hush?

Maybe you backed into a car in a parking lot and drove away, or stole your sister’s snack and blamed it on the dog. The ladies and gentlemen in The Importance of Being Earnest know all about secret keeping. Jack has a secret life in town, Algernon pretends to be Ernest in the country, and Miss Prism keeps a secret big enough to shake up the whole play!

Ethan Mitchell (Algernon) kept a secret that would change his life forever.

What secret did you keep under wraps?

My proposal to Alex Soberick (now Alex Mitchell).

Why did you decide to keep it?

Because it would be more romantic if I did.

What happened when you finally revealed it?

She said yes!


Sydney Gottesman (An anonymous audience member) dishes about the drama of her senior thesis production.

What secret did you keep under wraps?

I hated the director of my senior thesis production. She is a pretty terrible person, but I didn’t find out until it was too late!

Why did you decide to keep it?

As they say, the show must go on! Our options for a replacement were extremely limited and frankly, not better.

What happened when you finally revealed it?

She might not know because I never truly told her how I felt… but it’s a lot of fun to tell other people and watch their reactions (big mouth drop)!


Maureen (An anonymous audience member) explains how she kept a secret from her family.

What secret did you keep under wraps?

My partner and I got “married,” just not legally.

Why did you decide to keep it?

I come from a traditional Catholic family. I have been pressured to get married since high school.

What happened when you finally revealed it?

My siblings were ecstatic. My parents had lots of questions about why we weren’t getting married and what it means to his children. In the end, they just want me to be happy.


Fifi (An anonymous audience member) got caught in the act after keeping her secret quiet for quite some time.

What secret did you keep under wraps?

My girlfriend and I are both supposed to be vegetarians, but a few years ago I realized that I didn’t believe in my motivations, and I’m also anemic.

Why did you decide to keep it?

I knew my girlfriend would be very upset if she found out.

What happened when you finally revealed it?

My girlfriend walked in on me hunched over a pile of chicken bones and tried really, really hard to be angry, but she kept laughing instead.


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