First performed in 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest is a timeless classic loved by many as one of the funniest plays ever written, with dazzling, dizzying dialogue. Oscar Wilde treats "all trivial things very seriously and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality." The beguiling characters - Algernon and Jack, Cecily and Gwendolen, Lady Bracknell and Miss Prism - endure across time as some of the wittiest and silliest stage characters ever created. We laugh as we travel along the play's hilarious bumpy road to connubial bliss, wallowing in witty aphorisms, utter nonsense and the most preposterous of plots.
Wilde's great genius was his keen understanding of the paradoxical quality of life. Worldliness or spirituality? Pleasure or duty? Seriousness or triviality? Though we try to present masks of conformity to the world, most of us live somewhere in between. Wilde himself lived a notoriously double life and paid a heavy price for flouting his society's rigid code of behavior. Fortunately the people in Earnest suffer no such punishment; the course of true love may not run smoothly, but it does end happily.
It's hard to imagine a finer entertainment for a spring evening!
Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:30 PM MT
University Theatre, UCA
UCA Ticket Office at (970) 491-ARTS
CSU Students: $8
Youth(under 17): $8
Please note: IDs will be checked at the door for ALL tickets.