A farcical masterpiece with rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters, The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde's last and most celebrated play. In late Victorian London, companions-in-cavorting Jack Worthing and Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff have fallen in love with two ladies who have their hearts set on marrying a man named Ernest. In pursuit of romance, both men concoct an elaborate deception. When Algy's aunt, the formidable Lady Bracknell, starts searching for the truth, an outlandish surprise is revealed. Wilde's buoyant comedy of manners keeps audiences poised for a fresh twist of plot from one moment to the next.