The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde's Classic Comedy of Mistaken Identities
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The last date listed for The Importance of Being Earnest was Friday December 3, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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Starting in 1926 and spanning 80 years, moving between Poland and America, Our Class is an epic play that's profoundly affected audiences and critics since its premiere at London's National Theatre. Ten Polish classmates -- five Catholic and five Jewish -- grow up over the course of the story. Their lives take dramatically unexpected turns as their country is torn apart by invading armies, first Soviet, then German, then Soviet again. Friend betrays friend and violence quickly escalates, reaching a crescendo that forever haunts the survivors. Based on true events in the Polish town of Jedwabne, Our Class is a groundbreaking play that courageously examines loyalty and treason, individual bravery and collective cowardice and the actions that ripped apart a small community during the Second World War. Learn More
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The Greenhouse production of The Importance of Being Earnest was great! I mean...Laugh Out Loud (LOL) funny! Not only were the laugh lines palpable, the actors' deliveries were well-timed to showcase the wit of Oscar Wilde.
We came all the way from the western suburbs to see this play and will definitely return for other Greenhouse productions. The intimate venue is refreshing.
We really enjoyed the evening and the $6.00 parking deck nearby was a plus--no hunting for a parking space.
Directed by Shawn Douglass
Featuring Artistic Associates Annabel Armour, Linda Gillum, and David Darlow (as Lady Bracknell)
Charming bachelors Jack and Algernon lead double lives in order to pursue two proper young ladies, while avoiding obligatory lunches with terrifying aunts. When they are caught in their public lies, the result is one of the funniest plays ever written. Wilde dishes up delicious criticisms of identity, manners and the customs of courtship, delivered with his outrageous wit and the sting of laughter.