The Importance of Being Earnest
Book by: Oscar Wildet
Director: Diane Merchant
Gwendolyn and Cecily are in love with romantic, handsome, beguiling young men named "Ernest" ... or at least they think they are! And Jack and Algernon, bachelors who may have finally fallen victim to romance, seem to be caught between the wiles of the female sex and the allure of freedom. The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a romantic delight that entertains audiences, satirizes the hypocrisy of social obligations, and comments on society's foibles — all in the midst of mistaken identities and some mysterious business with a handbag in a train station. Playwright Oscar Wilde's 1895 comedy, set in Victorian England, is one of the most widely produced plays in the English language and has been described as Wilde's "most enduringly popular play." Join us as we watch Lady Bracknell preside while Gwendolyn, Cecily, Algernon, and Jack learn the importance of being earnest!