The Importance of Being Earnest | Nashville Rep's 2013-2014 Season
We're Wilde about The Importance of Being Earnest
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.
Dazzling wordplay, comic invention, sparkling dialogue, improbable plot twists, mistaken identities, and a sprinkling of romance – The Importance of Being Earnest has it all.
Ernest loves Gwendolyn. Cecily loves Ernest. 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 The Importance of Being Earnest is a “Trivial Comedy for Serious People”, skewering 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 Importance of Being Earnest falls into the secondslot of Nashville Rep's 2013-2014 season: October 12–26, 2013 with previews October 10-11. Visit Nashville Rep's 2013-2014 season page to learn more about our new season. If you missed yesterday's season post learn more about Nate Eppler's Larries here. Everyday this week we are revealing a new play from our 2013-2014 season and we are givingaway a free season subscription to one lucky person. For this information and more, please follow us on Facebook.