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The Importance of Being Earnest Opens at the Old Globe

Maria Aitken directs the production, set to run through March 4.

Christian Conn and Helen Cespedes star in The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Maria Aitken, at the Old Globe.
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The Old Globe's production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest opened last night, February 1, under the direction of Maria Aitken for its run through March 4.

The production is described as follows: "Oscar Wilde's wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This 'trivial comedy for serious people' features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack's country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history."

See photos from the production in the gallery below.

Featured in the cast are Kate Abbruzzese (Gwendolen Fairfax), Sam Avishay (Merriman), Helen Carey (Lady Bracknell), Helen Cespedes (Cecily Cardew), Christian Conn (Algernon Moncrieff), Rodney Gardiner (Rev. Canon Chasuble), Daniel Harray (Lane, Moulton), Jane Ridley (Miss Prism), and Matt Schwader (John "Jack" Worthing).

The creative team includes Hugh Landwehr (scenic design), Fabio Toblini (costume design), Philip S. Rosenberg (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design), and David Huber (voice and dialect coach).

For tickets and more information, click here.

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