The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Play for Serious People

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In late Victorian London, companions in cavorting Jack Worthing and Algernon “Algy” Moncrieff have fallen in love with two ladies who have their hearts set on marrying a man named Ernest. In pursuit of romance, both men concoct an elaborate deception. This buoyant comedy of manners will keep you anticipating a fresh twist of plot from one moment to the next. Featuring Brandon Whitehead (pictured) as Oscar Wilde, working his way into his own play.

WHERE: The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket
WHEN: Sept. 14 through Oct. 15
COST: $44, $52 & $60
MORE INFO: 401/723-4266; gammtheatre.org

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