The Importance of Being Earnest Broadway:
The Importance of Being Earnest plays at Pearl Theatre
80 St. Mark's Place, NYC
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Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the most popular plays ever written. Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff both lead busy double lives in the highest of style: creating false identities, avoiding family obligations, wooing well-bred young ladies, visiting imaginary invalids and (equally imaginary) wayward brothers. But now their carefully constructed "alternate universe" is crumbling at the edges, and they will have to decide whether being "Ernest" or "earnest" will get them what they want.
The Importance of Being Earnest offers a sly send-up of the cucumber sandwich set, and invites us into a world where artifice is everything, honesty is entirely passé, and truth is "rarely pure and seldom simple".
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