Arvada Center: The Importance of Being Earnest

Two shows added Sunday, Feb 12 & 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry

A story of budding romance and feigned identity, this Oscar Wilde play is a humorous exposé on British society and pokes gentle fun at pretense, all in the context of well-crafted language and delightful repartee. Oscar Wilde’s classic period piece remains as witty, engaging, and relevant as when it first premiered in 1895 London.

Black Box Theater
Previews Jan 20 - 22
Show runs Jan 24 - Feb 19

Talk Backs
Friday, Feb 3 after 7:30 p.m. show
Wednesday, Feb 8 after 1:00 p.m. show

Times & Pricing
Previews Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 p.m. $25

Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m. and Sat & Sun, 2:00 p.m.
Tues, Wed, Thu, 7:30 p.m. and Wed, 1:00 p.m.
Tickets starting at $37


2012 Accessible Shows

Audio Described  - Saturday February 18 at 2 p.m.
ASL Described - Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Shadow-interpreted theater utilizes specially trained American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to perform as “shadows” on stage alongside actors. Shadow theater marries sign language with choreographed movement, allowing the sign language to become a seamless part of the theater experience.  In this way, audience members who are deaf, hard of hearing or language delayed can simultaneously see and “hear” the complete theater performance in the same way as hearing audiences.  Shadow theater is also enjoyed by hearing audiences as an innovative art form and educational opportunity.  Similar to watching a film with subtitles, viewers benefit from a rich bilingual experience and gain an appreciation for another language.


REVIEWS

"Classically Wilde!"

"You won't be able to help being absolutely delighted"

"In all earnestness, this is one show you do not want to miss"

"lively and entertaining"

Michael Mulhern of Broadway World said it best - "The Importance of Being Earnest" is a classic show you don't want to miss! Shows are selling out fast so call the Box Office now at 720-898-7200 and get your tickets today! A story of budding romance and feigned identity, this Oscar Wilde play is a humorous exposé on British society and pokes gentle fun at pretense, all in the context of well-crafted language and delightful repartee. Oscar Wilde’s classic period piece remains as witty, engaging, and relevant as when it first premiered in 1895 London.

"...classically Wilde!" -Michael Mulhern, Broadway World, Denver

"...superlative production ... 3.5 stars out of 4" - Claire Martin, Denver Post

"...the cast triumphs in this delightful production ..." - David Cates & Kateri McRae, He Said / She Said Critiques

"...a charming evening of make believe" - Sonya Ellingboe, Littleton Independent

"...it's fantastic -Noah Lee Jordan, 303 Magazine

"...lively and entertaining" - Juliet Wittman, Denver's Westword


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Three Shows For $99 - You Pick the Package!


The "pick-a-package" is back by popular demand!


Choose the three not-to-be missed Arvada Center theatrical productions you'd like to see!

You can choose:

2 Broadway musicals
1 award-winning play

or

2 award-winning plays
1 Broadway musical

Value seating only. No limits on package purchases. One ticket per production per package for a total of three tickets per package. Offer will not allow the purchase of more than one ticket per production per package.

You have to call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 to get this great deal!

arvadacenter-3-for-99-earnest
Jan 20 - Feb 19
arvadacenter-3-for-99-chess-the-musical
Mar 23 - Apr 15
arvadacenter-3-for-99-twelfthnight
Apr 27 - May 27
arvadacenter-3-for-99-legallyblonde
June 22 - July 15