The Importance of Being Earnest

Aurora Theatre Company

One of the funniest comedies ever scribed, Oscar Wilde's most popular play has entertained theater-goers for over a century. Everyone is in love with Ernest, the irresistible bad boy of London society. The trouble is Ernest doesn't exist. Oscar Wilde fills this uproarious farce with delicious bon mots and sparkling wit, as two pairs of young lovers scramble to untangle their own web of lies and win the approval of the imperious Lady Bracknell.

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman had to say about The Importance of Being Earnest :

Aurora’s new artistic director, Josh Costello, helms Oscar Wilde’s ever-popular, witty satire of romantic entanglements and silly subterfuge in Victorian England. Present and accounted for: Algernon and his best bud Jack (aka, for devilish reasons, Ernest), Gwendolyn, Cecily, prim Miss Prism, the Reverend Chasuble and the haughty Lady Bracknell famous for her incredulous retort: “A handbag?!”

Event Info
Apr 18 → May 19
Tue & Wed at 7 pm; Thu-Sat at 8 pm & Sun at 2 & 7 pm
Aurora Theatre
2081 Addison Street, Berkeley
Info: 510-843-4822
Venue: 510/843-4822
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