The Importance of Being Earnest

Two young society women fall in love with two men because their first names are Ernest, and those two gentlemen, whose first names are in fact not Ernest, both pretend it to be so …Written in 1895, this comedy/farce was intended as a satire on Victorian society’s hypocrisies, the silliness of ‘correct’ behavior, and idleness in the lives of the English upper classes. The author’s uncommon wit and depth of perception makes what he wrote then ring totally fresh, funny, and edgy even today.

by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Yaga Brady

Mar. 28, 29, 30, Apr. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 2014


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The Stagecrafters Theater is centrally located in Chestnut Hill, in the heart of this historic section of northwest Philadelphia at 8130-34 Germantown Avenue (in the 8100 block between Hartwell Lane and Abington Avenue). The theater is toward the rear of the property up a short driveway. More

8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118
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