The Importance of Being Earnest Extended


The Importance of Being Earnest Extended Due to popular demand, Nashville Repertory Theatre has extended its production of the classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.  Performances have been added through Saturday, November 2, with tickets for the added performances going on sale on Monday, October 7 at 10 am. The Importance of Being Earnest runs October 12 – November 2 at TPAC’s Johnson Theater (with preview performances October 10 - 11).

“Due to the overwhelming excitement from the Middle Tennessee community over this classic comedy, we’ve had to add performances for The Importance of Being Earnest,” says Nashville Rep Producing Artistic Director René D. Copeland.  “Aside from being able to share our version of this classic, I am elated to be a part of a community that embraces live, professional theatre and am so grateful for Middle Tennessee’s continued support of Nashville Repertory Theatre.”

Performances Added: Thursday, October 31 at 6:30 PM Friday, November 1 at 7:30 PM Saturday, November 2 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Earnest loves Gwendolyn. Cecily loves Earnest. What could possibly go wrong?

Double lives and double standards abound in this masterpiece of satirical wisdom where Jack and Algernon, two young men looking for escape from social obligations, pretend to be something that they are not. Things start to go awry when they both practice their deceptions at Cecily’s country house at the same time and the two young ladies fear themselves rivals for the hand of one man. And then there is the formidable and unforgettable Lady Bracknell….

Considered one of the funniest plays in the English Language, Oscar Wilde’s “Trivial Comedy for Serious People” skewers social customs and our obsession with keeping up appearances and social status making it no less relevant today than it was in Victorian times.

The production stars Rona Carter, Denice Hicks, Emily Landham, Marin Miller, Eric D. Pasto-Crosby, Brian Webb Russell, Bobby Wyckoff, and Jacob York.

Since 1985, Nashville Repertory Theatre has been a critically acclaimed regional theatre, creating the highest quality professional productions and by serving as a prime cultural, educational, and economic resource within the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities.  Nashville Rep produces work that is designed, built, and rehearsed in Nashville by highly skilled actors, designers, directors, and technicians.  A non-profit organization, Nashville Rep is committed to consistently delivering thought-provoking theatre each year while creating “Ah-ha!” moments that inspire empathy, prod intellectual and emotional engagement, and expand the creative capacity of audience and artists though the dynamic connection unique to live theatre.  For more information on the Nashville Repertory Theatre, please visit

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