April 21-May 14, 2017
The Importance of being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Peter Kierst
Dates: April 21-May 14, 2017
Times: Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Arguably the funniest play ever written in the English language. A celebration of life, love, wit, and the theatre itself. It is simply a joy. One reviewer of the original production called it "an absolutely willful expression of an irrepressibly witty personality."
Preview: April 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Pay-What-You-Will: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Talkback: Sunday, April 30, 2017
The cast includes Debi Kierst (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe), Micah Linford (The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail), Lauren Albonico (director of Alice in Wonderland), Caroline Patz (Henry IV) and introduces Joe Delucca to Albuquerque audiences as Algernon Moncreif.
Mr. Kierst said, "I have wanted to direct Earnest for many years. I believe it is one of the best comedies ever written and I'm enjoying going home laughing every evening."
Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions such as marriage, and the satire of Victorian ideals. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest
Wilde's most enduringly popular play. Revived in New York and London in 2010-2011, it remains an audience favorite 121 years after its premiere.