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The Importance of Being Earnest
May 11 @ 2:00 pm - May 20 @ 7:00 pm$13 – $16
Set in Modern day. Poor Jack Worthing is in a pickle: his responsibilities at his beautiful estate in the countryside call for him to be socially above reproach, yet his heart yearns for the decadent pleasures of the big city, no matter how un-virtuous these delights may seem to his constituents in the country. How to fix this? Why not invent a conveniently wicked younger brother who constantly needs rescuing from London’s dens of iniquity? Surely this will lead to no humorous complications further down the road. Undoubtedly the literary jewel in the crown of the late, great Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest combines all of what we love best about Wilde. Free from the moralizing constraints that hemmed in his other popular works, Earnest is as sinfully delicious as that extra slice of cake you cannot seem to resist. Full of the best put downs and the most decorous fight at a tea table ever to be written, The Importance of Being Earnest seems effortlessly charming at all times, whether enjoying the Town or strolling along an English country garden. Always delightful, whether reading it for the first or hundred and first time.