Performing Arts Gone Wilde

It’s true—the Performing Arts Department is ready to get Wilde as they present Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest on April 10–14 in NYC.

Oscar Wilde’s most popular play makes its Schaeberle Studio Theater debut as Performing Arts students, with direction by Dyson Professor Julie Lawrence, bring The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the greatest comedies of all time, to life.

First brought to the stage in 1895, Wilde’s Earnest is just as understandable and witty today as it was more than 100 years ago. Countless revivals have been made, from stage to film to opera to radio adaptations.

In order to impress their respected paramours, two young men (Jack and Algernon) pretend that their names are Ernest, which both women (Cecily and Gwendolen) are drawn to and adds much confusion.

Performances will be held as follows:

Wednesday–Friday, April 10–12, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Schaeberle Studio Theater, 41 Park Row, 10th Floor, NYC Campus

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