In Wilde's "Trivial comedy for serious people," long-time pals Algernon and Jack invent false identities to save themselves from the drudgery of dreary social engagements. Complications arise when the two conspire to woo Gwendolen and Cecily. Both women want nothing more than the hand of a man named "Earnest"--conveniently enough the very name Jack took on to avoid public entanglements. With his inimical facility for language, Wilde skewers nearly every institution under the sun, from marriage and manners to aristocracy and economics. Come see why The Importance of Being Earnest still to speaks audiences as readily now as it did 100 years ago.
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