THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Susan V. Hansen
February 26, 27, 28, 29 @ 7:00 pm; March 1 @ 2:00 pm
The Importance of Being Earnest has proven to be Oscar
Wilde’s most enduring—and endearing—play. Jack Worthing and Algernon
Moncrieff create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives.
They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to
only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their
own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and
misadventure. Filled with witty Victorian aphorisms and Wilde’s own
brand of wisdom, The Importance of Being Earnest remains one of theatre’s most popular comedies. Rating: Some material may not be suitable for young children.