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“Witty, charming and elegant”

-New York Times

The Importance of Being Earnest

April 2- 14, 2019 

By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Valerie Joyce


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 Gwendolyn, 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. 


Tuesday, April 2, 8pm (Preview)

Wednesday, April 3, 8pm (Opening Night)

Thursday, April 4, 8pm

Friday, April 5, 8pm

Saturday, April 6, 8pm

Sunday, April 7, 2pm


Tuesday, April 9, 8pm

Wednesday, April 10, 8pm (Wine Down Wednesday)

Thursday, April 11, 8pm (Speaker's Night)

Friday, April 12, 8pm

Saturday, April 13 8pm

Sunday, April 14, 2pm (Closing)

Production Staff

Director: Valerie Joyce

Scenic Designer: Nick Embree

Costume Designer: Janus Stefanowicz

Wig Designer:

Lighting Designer: Jerold R. Forsyth

Sound Designer: John Stovicek

Dialect Coach:

Movement Coach:

Dramaturg: Kristin Curley

Stage Manager: CJ Miller



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