Of Oscar Wilde’s stories, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is perhaps the most popular. Set in London, it involves the doings of two best friends, Jack and Algernon, and their unusual wish to be christened Ernest, since the women that they love – Gwendolen and Cecily respectively – claim to be attracted only to men by that name.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST has been praised over time for its commentary on English society and for its influence on other writers. Above all, however, the play is truly funny and accessible; the kind of story that can be seen many times over without tiring of it.

Directed by Jack J. Bennett, the play will be performed for live audiences at the Fremont Centre Theatre on Fridays at 7 pm and Saturdays at 2 pm and 7 pm through September 24, 2021. It is also being streamed, if you rather watch from the comfort (and safety) of home. I watched the livestream last week and it was clear, of good volume, and ran smoothly and hiccup free. Admission, be it in person at the theater or for a streaming link, is $30. Click here to purchase your ticket.