Oscar Wilde

3:54 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Actor Jim Korinke Plays Against Type - And Gender

Actor Jim Korinke as Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest."
courtesy of American Heartland Theatre

At one point or another, most theater troupes buck tradition by employing the concept of non-traditional casting - that is, hiring actors to play roles written for a different age, gender or race. One example coming to Broadway in April is a version of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with an African-American cast. Playing with gender can be tricky, but American Heartland Theatre's current production of an Oscar Wilde classic features as the female lead the male actor Jim Korinke.

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