The Importance of Being Earnest Reimagined as a Gay Love Story
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Oscar Wilde was a writer with brilliance to burn, but even he never surpassed The Importance of Being Earnest, perhaps the wittiest play to ever grace the stage. This clever Queer Classics reimagining of Wilde's comic masterpiece recasts the four lovers as dashing gay men, making the play more hysterically fabulous than Wilde could've imagined in his lifetime. Called a "trivial comedy for serious people," the play finds two young bachelors, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, taking on the same "Ernest" alias in hopes of wooing the objects of their affection. The scheme, of course, goes comically awry, leading to outrageous -- and hilarious -- repercussions.
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The last date listed for Queer Classics Presents: The Importance of Being Earnest was Sunday July 13, 2014 / 7:00pm.
Quotes & Highlights
- “Queer Classics and director Casey Kringlen and his cast … condensed a three-act play with a running time of about two and a half hours to a fast-paced ninety minute one act. The result is delirious fun and the leading foursome do their roles proud.”—Haines His Way
- “The result … feels less like a Victorian-era drawing-room classic than a Wilde comedy of manners filtered through a cheeky Harvey Feinstein type of sensibility — La Cage Aux Wilde, if you will.” — FrontiersLA.com
- “If Wilde could have known then that someday audiences would be cheering for two men unashamedly in love on stage, it would have likely given him some hope. Then again, after watching this production, it is easy to believe this really was the play Wilde had written in the first place.” — NeonTommy.com