What exactly does it mean to be Earnest?
And why should a man even bother to be Earnest? Is it really a matter of vital importance?
According to Jack and Algernon, a bachelor need not be Earnest at all—unless, of course, the woman he loves demands it of him.
Thus begins the hilarious quest of these two young Victorian Era gentlemen to win two unexpectedly hard-to-get women’s hearts in Oscar Wilde’s famous comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. HUA and Masque invite the WPI community to join them in the Little Theatre at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19, 20, or 21, to see Jack’s and Algernon’s wild adventures unfold.
This production is directed by Maeve McCluskey and produced by Nicolas Shannon. The cast includes Dan Murray (Jack Worthing, J. P.), Timothy Jones (Algernon Moncreiff), Samantha Smith (Gwendolen Fairfax), Victoria Loehle (Cecily Cardew), Erika Kollitz (Lady Bracknell), Arianna Nitzel (Miss Prism), Dylan Shields (Rev. Canon Chasuble, D. D.), Matthew Jackman (Merriman), and Erik Langberg (Lane). As brilliant and clever as the written words of Oscar Wilde, these actors and actresses will, no doubt, leave you laughing all night long!