THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde
directed by Christine Gaden
WHEN: Jan 17-19 and 24-26, 2014; Sat 7:30 PM - Sun 2:00 PM
WHERE: The Baird Theatre, 5 Mead St., Third Floor, South Orange
TICKETS: Adults $15; Seniors (60+)/Students (w/ID) $12
Tickets available at box office 1 hr before showtime or click here to purchase your tickets online
This masterpiece is probably the most famous of all Wilde's comedies. It revolves wittily around the most ingenious case of "manufactured" mistaken identity ever put into a play. Country gentleman Jack Worthing invents a younger brother, Ernest, whom he pretends to be when he visits the city. This gives him free reign to pursue the beautiful Gwendolen. Meanwhile his city-based friend, Algernon Moncrieff, invents a poorly relative, Bunbury, whom he pretends to visit in the country in order that he can leave his dull city existence behind for a bit of fun and frivolity, but when this deceptive behavior is called into question, the scene is ripe for much farce and hilarity.