The Importance of Being Earnest presented by Company of Fools
25th Season: 2020 / 2021
Company of Fools

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

December 9 - December 27, 2020

World Premiere Adaptation!
Adapted by Scott Palmer

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


Ticket Prices
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