The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Thu, August 29, 2019 - Sun, September 08, 2019

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By Oscar Wilde

Generously sponsored by
Sandy & Al Mills
Franca Bongi Lockard
Nancy K. Johnson

Oscar Wilde's delectable wordplay is at the forefront of his sublime "trivial comedy for serious people." It does seem unthinkable but both Jack Worthing and Algernon Montcrief must assume the name "Earnest" in order to win their loves' hearts. For the ladies are certain they could never be happy married to a man who was named something other the Earnest. But the lads' matrimonial plans may be thwarted by Jack's questionable lineage and the formidable Lady Bracknell, who is the mother of his intended and Algernon's aunt. Their dilemma leads to the most articulate hilarity in the history of theatre.

Venue: Solvang Festival Theater
Age: While appropriate for all ages, this romantic comedy is best appreciated by children 10 and older. Children under 5 are not admitted into the theater.


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