July 25 – October 20


“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s brilliant and wicked The Importance of Being Earnest, is a comedic masterpiece that unravels a web of mistaken identities, romantic entanglements, and clever deceptions. When two young gentlemen decide to adopt fictitious personas to escape the constraints of societal expectations, a whirlwind of hilarious misunderstandings ensues. As love interests collide and secret pasts are revealed, Wilde weaves a delightful tapestry of wit, absurdity, and biting satire.

Don your finest apparel and join us at the Blackfriars Playhouse for an exquisite evening of uproarious laughter as a cast of charming characters, directed by José Zayas, navigate a world where triviality and earnest pursuits take center stage. And don’t forget the cucumber sandwiches!

We will offer a Pay-What-You-Will Preview for The Importance of Being Earnest on Thursday, July 25. Please arrive before curtain and check in with the Box Office to claim your PWYW seat on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations will be accepted after the show.

Run time: approx. 2.5 hours, including 2 intermissions

Age requirement: 7 and up (read full policies here)

Read more about our Staging Conditions and Casting Practices here.