THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by René Copeland
Wednesday-Saturday, April 19-22, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 2:00 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
The Importance of Being Earnest, a satirical comedy of manners, is one of Oscar Wilde's most popular plays, and for good reason. The characters are ridiculous, the plot is full of misunderstandings and mistaken identities, and through it all Algernon and Jack try to find true love while shooting barbs at the pompous and rigid Victorian society in which they find themselves. Written by a man who initially made a name for himself merely for being outrageously witty, the language of the play is a delightful, hilarious confection with unxpected turns. But as Miss Prism says, "The good end happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means."