The Importance of Being Earnest
December 4, 2018 - December 30, 2018
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch
A JOY TO BEHOLD! EVERYMAN HAS CHOSEN TO DITCH THE 10TH GRADE ENGLISH VIBE... THE CANDY-COLORED RESULT IS A DELIGHT FROM BEGINNING TO END. HOLDS UP TO THE THEATER'S 'GREAT STORIES, WELL TOLD' MANTRA.
- BALTIMORE MAGAZINE
MORE FUN THAN OUGHT TO BE LEGAL... THE HATS ALONE DESERVE A BOW. EXTRAORDINARILY SPECTACULAR!
- DC METRO THEATRE ARTS
Oscar Wilde’s much-loved tour-de-farce receives an uproarious Resident Company revival with this landmark lampoon of Victorian norms—a jovial joyride of double lives, double entendres, and labyrinthine twists and turns. Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen and her friend Cecily both fall for a man named Ernest (of whom Lady Bracknell—played by company member Bruce Randolph Nelson—disapproves), but whether wit or wisdom will prevail is anybody’s guess! Courtships, class, and convention square off with handbags, puns, and perambulators in this deliciously quotable comedy—a madcap masterpiece about marriage, morality, and mistaken identity.