Switchfoot, La Jolla murals, Island fest, Summer film fest, chili cook-off, and summer solstice celebration
Scott Ellis 12:30 p.m., June 21
Cygnet Theatre presents two comic classics - by Oscar Wilde and Tom Stoppard - in rotating repertory. There are probably plays as funny, though I doubt there's one funnier than Oscar Wilde's "trivial comedy for serious people." Diected by Sean Murray, Cygnet has a top notch cast, led by Linda Libby's hilarious Lady Bracknell (who, when taken momentarily aback, becomes a human fog-horn) and a luminous Jacque Wilke as Gwendolyn. Scenic designer Sean Fanning once again demonstrates the eye of an artist and the mind of an engineer, providing distinct playing spaces with the same basics. Shirley Pierson's costumes provide the necessary elegance, and Chris Wynne's lighting shines on a world of "surfaces" that wither under Wilde's "serious" wit. Note: Earnest runs in repertory with Tom Stoppard's Travesties.