The Importance of Being Earnest

Performance Dates

One of the most loved comedic plays of all time, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of being Earnest is a delightfully witty, clever and lighthearted romp through Victorian society. When Algernon finds out his friend "Ernest" is really named Jack and leading a double life, he decides to get in on the action too. Pretty soon, "Ernest" is everywhere and both Jack and Algernon's plans go hilariously awry. Wilde's one-liners and double entendres are as laugh-out-loud funny today as they were when the play was originally written, and Annapolis Shakespeare Company production promises an evening of hilarity and fun.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
150 minutes


Lady Bracknell
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax
Cecily Cardew
Algernon Moncrieff
Rev. Canon Chasuble
Miss Prism

Creative Team

Set Designer
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Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Voice/Dialect Coach