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The White Rock Players' Club
Southridge School Theatre Company Presents ~
The Importance of Being Earnest
The iconic play by Victorian Poet and Playwright,
Oscar Wilde, is a typical English farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers’ entanglements. This comedy of manners still delights audiences more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the theatrical world, and continues to prove to be an important critique of the colonial norms that have oppressed so many groups for centuries. After all, comedy often helps to heal tragedy.
Jack Worthing, poses as Ernest to woo Gwendolen Fairfax, while Algernon Montcrieff has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack's ward, Cecily Cardew. When all four arrive at Jack's country home on the same weekend, the "female rivals" to fight for Ernest's undivided attention and the "Ernests" to claim their beloveds, pandemonium breaks loose. Only an absent-minded governess, and an old, discarded hand-bag can save the day!