The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
December 9 - December 27, 2020
In Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular play, a pair of wily bachelors masquerade as respectable gentleman to court the attentions of two well-dowried ladies. Gallant Jack and irreverent Algernon invent “Ernest” alter-egos to win the hearts of Cecily and Gwendolen, each of whom conveniently claims she’ll only marry a man by that name. When all four arrive at Jack’s country home on the same weekend, the men struggle to keep up with their stories and their plans go hilariously awry. With its witty wordplay, caustic commentary and blistering banter, Earnest is a riotously funny farce for the ages!
“One of the funniest and most beautifully crafted comedies ever written...”
—The Times, UK
25th Anniversary Season Ticket
(one ticket to each of the five mainstage shows, to be used on any date)
- General Admission (regular price $200 plus fees) — Season Ticket price: $180 plus fees
- Member (regular price $175 plus fees) — Season Ticket price: $158 plus fees
- Senior (regular price $175 plus fees) — Season Ticket price: $158 plus fees
- Student (regular price $75 plus fees) — Season Ticket price: $68 plus fees
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- General Admission ($40 nonmember plus fees)
- Member ($35 plus fees)
- Senior ($35 plus fees, 62 years & older)
- Group ($35 member price plus fees)
- Student ($15 with student ID)
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10 for $10
- Six first row balcony seats are sold for $10 each, every night, one hour prior to the performance (Excludes Pay What You Feel Previews & Opening Nights. Limit two tickets/person)
Content Advisory: none
Recommended Age: This play is appropriate for audiences aged 10 and older
Approximate Run Time: The Importance Of Being Earnest runs approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 15 minute intermission
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PARENT & BABY NIGHT / SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE (PAY WHAT YOU FEEL PREVIEW)
WED, DEC 9, 6PM
Company of Fools creates a special opportunity where parents can get out to see a play with their babies in tow!
PAY WHAT YOU FEEL PREVIEW
THU, DEC 10, 7:30PM
Join us for the first performance of a play and literally pay what you’d like. Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour before the performance. There are no reserved seats; simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show. If you’d prefer to reserve your seats, you may also purchase your tickets at full price for this performance.
OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT
FRI, DEC 11, 6:45PM
Pre-show 20-minute “Opening Night Lecture” by Producing Artistic Director Scott Palmer, followed by a 10-minute Q&A (45 minutes prior to curtain) and post-show “Opening Night” reception.
SAT, DEC 12, 7:30PM
$20 tickets are available on these dates to currently employed educators and school administrators. Tickets may be purchased in advance. Limit two tickets per person.
MATINEE/POST-SHOW CHAT BACK
SUN, DEC 20, 3PM
Immediately following the performance, stay for a thought-provoking and fun discussion with the artists and creative staff. And enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the design elements that went into creating the show.
“6 for $10″
At each performance, 6 first row balcony seats are sold for $10 each, every night, at the box office starting one hour prior to the performance (Excludes Pay What You Feel Previews and Opening Nights. Limit two tickets per person).
Groups of 8 or more receive $35 tickets (a $5 savings per ticket, if you are not a member of SVMoA).
Pricing varies depending on the production. Check out our upcoming schedule!