Civic Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Tarkington // Mar 22 - Apr 6


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By Oscar Wilde
Adapted by Michael J. Lasley & Parrish Williams

Although the play was written near the end of the 19th century, the message is still valid—a person’s name and heritage mean little; it’s what you make of yourself that counts. Two charming young ladies—sophisticated Gwendolen from the city and naive Cecily from the country—are both in love with Earnest Worthing. But there is no such person as Earnest Worthing. Each girl swears that she could never love a man who wasn’t named Earnest. Wilde unwinds this knotty affair into one of the favorite comedies of English literature.




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