Date(s) - 10 Dec 2011
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
MTC Theatre Sumner
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 10 December at 4pm. The MTC Theatre, Sumner.
‘This clever, glamorous production did full justice to Wilde’s brilliant play’ – The Australian (for MTC’s 1988 production)
‘The most perfect high comedy in the English language’ – The Telegraph
Algernon and Jack are good friends, who each maintain, as a matter of convenience, different identities depending on whether they are in the town or the country. It therefore becomes especially inconvenient, not to say confusing, when Jack proposes to Algernon’s cousin Gwendolyn under the pseudonym of ‘Ernest’, while Algernon proposes to Jack’s ward Cecily also under the pseudonym of ‘Ernest’. In truth, no one is particularly earnest, except the imperious Lady Bracknell, who takes a dim view of everything.
Wildely improbable. Amid a flurry of mistaken identity, witty banter and cucumber sandwiches, Oscar Wilde created the most elegant of comedies of manners.
Photography by Earl Carter