The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde’s madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers’ entanglements still delights audiences more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. Jack Worthing has wooed Gwendolen as “Ernest”, while Algernon Montcrieff has also posed as “Ernest” to win the heart of Jack’s ward, Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack’s country home on the same weekend, pandemonium breaks loose. Only a senile nursemaid and an old, discarded hand-bag can save the
day!