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).
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 will be featured in two up-coming documentaries about Vermont History and independence. He operates a small farm, trains his Arabian horse Herald, and hosts a radio program on Monday mornings at 8:30 on WGDR.org.
What Earnest Productions are up to next
We are gearing up for Mixed Nuts, a screw-ball musical about six inmates from the Vermont State Hospital who, while performing at a local theater, secede from the state institution and
try to bring Vermonters along with them in seceding from the United States. See Unadilla.org or contact the theater directly at 802 456 8968.
Mixed Nuts is music from the 20s and 30s, and a cast of independence-minded eccentrics from the Vermont State Hospital who have prepared a vaudeville review on the History of Vermont directed by Dr. Elizabeth Darcy. The bizarre crew of entertainers is lead by a re-incarnated, unpredictable, and loveable Ethan Allen.