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The Importance of being Earnest
Sat Sep 9, 8:00 PM

Oscar Wilde’s
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.

Directed by Rathna Shekar

“The Importance of Being Earnest” revolves around two bachelors, Jack 'John' Worthing and Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff. They both lead a double life, aided by a fictional alterego, to escape the hassles caused by societal obligations. John’s alterego is his wicked younger brother, Ernest; and Algy’s is his permanent invalid friend, Bunbury, who are both indispensably resourceful. They attempt to win the hearts of two women, Gwenolden Fairfax and Cecily Cardew, respectively.
However, complications arise when the women discover that their beaus are not as “Earnest” as they claim to be. To top it all off, the conflict reaches its zenith with the formidable Lady Bracknell’s earnest disapproval of their sordid affair. Will Jack and Algy successfully overcome all obstacles to get the women of their dreams?
With jealous fiancées, mixed-up lies, a villainous matriarch and a controversial handbag, this play guarantees an evening of laughter. 'Bunbury' with us through this whimsical tale of deception, disguise, misadventure and love, and witness one of the most famous comedies to have ever been written!