October 4-20, 2024 – Playhouse 2000 presents The Importance of Being Earnest, By Oscar Wilde, October 4 to 20 in the VK Garage Theater.
Subtitled “a trivial comedy for serious people” and well known as one of the greatest comedies ever written, The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic in the truest sense of the word.
Written in 1895 and set in “the present,” the story of Algernon, Jack, Gwendolen, and Cecily has become one the best loved “period comedies” in the world.
In Wilde’s story, we follow the twists and turns of the unlikely romances of two pairs of young aristocrats, with mistaken identities, alter-egos and the preposterous notion that love can only happen with young men named Ernest.
Biting social satire combines with witty word play and outrageous characters to make The Importance of Being Earnest a delight from an earlier age for audiences of all ages.