The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Cory Doran*
Sept. 19-Oct. 4, 2014
A farcical satire written by one of the world’s most prolific writers, The Importance of Being Earnest has stood the test of time and remains an audience favourite. This story of two Victorian aristocrats trying to escape their social burdens contains all of Oscar Wilde’s characteristic wit, Victorian charm and biting social commentary without ever becoming too serious. In Wilde’s own words, “It is exquisitely trivial…we should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious and studied things of life with sincere and studied triviality.”
Approximate running time with an intermission: 2 hours, 20 minutes
*appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
Three Week Run
Week 1: Fri. and Sat. at 8 pm
Week 2: Wed. to Sat. at 8 pm
Week 3: Wed. to Sat. at 8 pm and Sat. at 2 pm
Postshow Talkbacks: Sat., Sept. 20 and Thurs., Sept. 25, 2014
Preshow Artist Chat: Sat., Oct. 4 at 1 pm
Adults: $28 / Seniors: $17 / Students: $15
$10 Student tickets every Wednesday
$17 Alumni tickets every Thursday
www.uofttix.ca / 416.978.8849
Hart House Theatre offers student matinees at the low price of $15 per student, and complementary tickets for teachers and chaperones.
Tentatively scheduled performances:
Tues., Sept. 30 at 12 pm
Wed., Oct. 1 at 12 pm
Please note: a later curtain time may be available upon request
For more information and to book a performance please call the Box Office at 416.978.8849.