The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Jim Butchart

What's in a name? An awful lot, if the name in question is Earnest. Set in 1890's England, this classic comedy of good manners, mistaken identity and misplaced affection is the work of the famed Oscar Wilde. Jack Worthing has invented an imaginary brother, Earnest, whom he as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Jack's friend Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: His imaginary friend provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits and expose their small deceptioins.

Produced by UW Whitewater Theater/Dance at Barnett Theatre at The Center of the Arts, 800 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI, 53190

Performances: April 26 - May 3, 2003

April 26 and 27, April 29-May 3 at April 26th at 7:30pm, April 27th at 2:00pm, April 29-May 3rd at 7:30

Ticket Prices Gen. $9, over 65 $8, under 18 $5.50, UWW student $3.50

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