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The Importance of Being Ernest


  • James D. Young Theater (map)

Perhaps the most famous and ingenious of all modern comedies, Oscar Wilde’s sensational characters and zippy one-liners generally result in all-around hilarious confusion on stage and satisfied, knowing laughter in the audience. Jack and Algernon each “reinvent the truth” to woo the women who have captured their hearts. When the gentlemen are coerced to reveal their web of lies and reveal themselves to their ladies, being earnest takes new meaning.