One of the cleverest comedies by one of the greatest writers in the English language, "The Importance of Being Earnest" has delighted audiences since its premiere in 1885. Oscar Wilde’s scintillating, hilarious work introduces us to two charming bachelors who are each living a double life, aided by a fictional alter ego called “Ernest.” But the two fall truly in love with a pair of proper young women -- both of whom are partial to men named Ernest. Wicked wit and dead-on social satire are wrapped in a confection of dual identities, matrimonial matters, and the provenance of a particular handbag.
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