About Us

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) and currently The Gods of the Hills (by Ethan Allen now touring) and Mixed Nuts (premiered August 24, 2010).

The actor/manager for Earnest Productions, Jim Hogue, is a stage veteran who has also directed several productions. He may be seen on Dutch television as Jim Hogue – The Vermont Secessionist. (Metropolis TV) He operates a small farm, trains his Arabian horse Herald, and hosts a radio program on Monday mornings at 9 AM on WGDR.org.