What is Earnest Productions?
Earnest Productions was formed in 1982 as the producer of The Importance of Being Wilde in New York City. It has gone forth to present plays, musical events, dinner theater, mysteries and school programs in New England, the Midwest and Switzerland. Among the events produced in Vermont are The Spaghetti Murder Mystery (adapted from Animal Crackers and the longest running show in Vermont), Murder on the Green Mountain Express (3 year run) , Cabaret Shakespeare (most performances in Vermont), The Gods of the Hills (by Ethan Allen) and Mixed Nuts.
 
About Jim Hogue
The actor/manager for Earnest Productions, Jim Hogue, is a stage veteran who has also directed several productions. He may be seen currently on Dutch television as Jim Hogue – The Vermont Secessionist. (Metropolis TV) Mr. Hogue has been featured in two documentaries about Vermont History and independence. He operates a small farm, trains his Arabian horse Herald, and hosts a YouTube channel: House at Pooh Corner with Jim Hogue.

Plays, Productions, and Appearances

Stardust began with the title “The Great American Poets” who were the lyricists of the Jazz Era and before. Our first show was the music of George and Ira Gershwin. the music from that program may be heard here. The repertoire expanded and the program expounded […]
Made in Vermont-trailer from Made in Vermont on Vimeo. “Made in Vermont” is a full-length motion picture comedy about some eccentric Vermonters who are trying to make a movie, but who don’t have a clue. The movie was released to Vermont audiences in 2019, and will […]
By James Roland Hogue ©2003 James R. Hogue Illustrations by Rick Powell On the tenth of September they passed the brew, They passed the cards and smokes. “Deuces to open,” he barked to the crew, And he dealt the cards and the jokes. “What d’ya know’s […]
“Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys” is yet a screenplay, inspired by the real life escape of a patient from the Vermont State Mental Hospital in Waterbury in 2005. It is the story of six men and a young woman who try to make Vermont […]