June 28 – July 27, 2024


Oscar Wilde’s most produced play concentrates all his incredible wit and observation into a dazzling satire of Victorian attitudes. Two wealthy and bored young men are courting a pair of pampered and silly young women while each of them pretends to be a man named Ernest. 

All the tricks of romantic comedy and farce come into play – love, reputations, social standing and fortune. The text is chock-full of the witty epigrams that are Wilde’s claim to immortality – memes of the 19th century. It is remarkable how the outrageously funny characters of long ago will remind you of people and attitudes of today.

Based on the novel by Oscar Wilde

  • Friday, June 28 – 2pm
  • Friday, June 28 – 7:30pm   (Afterglow)
  • Saturday, June 29 – 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 30 – 2pm   (Sunday Dinner at 12:30pm)
  • Friday, July 5 – 2pm
  • Saturday, July 6 – 2pm   (MRTea- talkback with the cast and creative team)
  • Tuesday, July 9 – 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 10 – 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 10 – 7:30   (Library Day)
  • Friday, July 12 – 2pm
  • Sunday, July 14 – 2pm   (Sunday Dinner at 12:30pm)
  • Saturday, July 20 – 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 23 – 2pm
  • Friday, July 26 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 27 – 2pm


Estimated run time: Two hours and 45 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc, New York.

Rating: Play, recommended for ages 13+