UNCW Theatre Presents: The Importance of Being Earnest

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Robin Post
April 18-21 & 25-28, 2024
7:30 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2 PM Sun.
Mainstage Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest, a trivial comedy for serious people, Oscar Wilde’s madcap romp about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers’ entanglements still delights audiences more than a century after its 1895 premiere performance.

Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. Jack Worthing has wooed Gwendolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack’s ward, Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack’s country home on the same weekend pandemonium ensues. Only a senile nursemaid and an old, discarded handbag can save the day!

Tickets are $15 for members of the general public, $12 for seniors, UNCW employees, and alumni, and $6 for students (sales tax included.) They are available at the Kenan Box Office on campus by calling 910.962.3500 or online at uncwarts.universitytickets.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person an hour before the show. Accommodations for disabilities may be requested by calling 910.962.3500 at least two business days prior to the event.

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