The Importance of Being Earnest

Huntington University Theatre Company presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

February 24, 25, and 26, 2022. Performed in the Merillat Centre for the Arts - Zurcher Auditorium.

Originally subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”, this classical comedy of manners has delighted audiences since its premiere in 1895. When Jack Worthing decides to create an imaginary alter-ego—a brother named “Ernest”—to escape the duties of country life and have some fun in the city, he never imagines the confusion and troubles that await him as a result. As he attempts to woo his friend Algernon’s cousin Gwendolyn, Algernon escapes to the country pretending to be Ernest in order to woo Jack’s young ward Cecily. Threats of heartbreak—along with much hilarity—ensue as the ladies try to untangle who exactly “Ernest” is.

This production runs approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.

Tickets can be purchased can be purchased through the box office online or by calling (260) 359-4261.

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