The Importance of Being Earnest

THE SECOND DRAMAT 2014 FALL EX

by Oscar Wilde

Poster of The Importance of Being Earnest

A hilarious comedy of misunderstandings, passionate proposals, and cucumber sandwiches, Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST remains a theatrical classic. Even as we laugh at his characters’ witty words and wily antics, Wilde makes us consider the ways in which we, too, attempt to craft our identities within a world of familial and social expectations. This play celebrates art for art’s sake—theater for the sake of theater; it lauds fun and storytelling and laughter without attempting to dictate moral truths. Though his play is ostensibly a melee of lies and frivolity, Wilde gives us beauty and humor along with a glimpse of incredibly relatable, mundane, everyday life. From academic ennui and overbearing parents to romantic entanglements and passive-aggressive cat fights, EARNEST is the experience of life, expressed in the best words possible.

Performance Dates & Times

October 9, 2014 - 8:00pm

October 10, 2014 - 8:00pm

October 11, 2014 - 2:00pm

October 11, 2014 - 8:00pm

Location

Yale Repertory Theatre
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Performers

Gwendolen Fairfax
Cecily Cardew
Lady Bracknell
Jack Worthing
Algernon Moncrieff
Miss Prism
Lane, Merriman
Rev. Canon Chasuble

Production Team

Associate
Costume Designer
Costume Designer
Director
Assistant
Director
Graphic Designer
Hair Artist
Hair Artist
Head Rigger
Lighting Designer
Lights Crew
Lights Crew
Lights Crew
Lights Crew
Lights Crew
Lights Crew
Makeup Artist
Master Electrician
Paint Charge
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Props Master
Set Designer
Assistant
Set Designer
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sound Crew
Sound Crew
Sound Designer
Sound Engineer
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Technical Director
Technical Director
Scenic Artist