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“The Importance of Being Earnest” Opens Tonight!

The Importance of Being Earnest at Arvada Center

The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry

Double lives, bunburrying about, and handbags  …

This “Wildely” popular play is the story of budding romance and feigned identity that becomes 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.

Going Back In Time
Director Rod A. Lansberry has chosen to stage the play in the style of the original 1895 production . “We’re using roll drops, trying to keep that English music hall feel to it, so it’s true to the way it was originally produced,” explains Lansberry, “I’m trying to create a feeling of going back in time all the way.”

Catch A Glimpse
The Importance of Being Earnest at the Arvada Center

So do be a good ol’ chap and don’t miss this fine Arvada Center production!

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


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