The Importance of Being Earnest (May 6-22, 2004)

A Comedy by Oscar Wilde

This masterpiece is probably the most famous of all comedies! It revolves wittily around the most ingenious case of manufactured mistaken identity ever put into a play. Jack Worthing is madly in love with the honourable Gwendolyn Fairfax, daughter of the indomitable Lady Bracknell and cousin to his longtime friend and man-about-town, Algernon Moncrieff. Jack enlists Algie’s aid in winning the hand of the fair Gwendolyn, but in so doing, discloses the existence of his excessively pretty ward, Cecily Cardew, who, much to Jack’s displeasure, immediately bewitches Algie. Unfortunately, neither of the two young ladies can abide the thought of allying themselves with any man who is not called Ernest! What to do?

And what will be the solution to everyone’s plight? A handbag!

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