The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Presented By: Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  • Dates: 12/1/2018, 12/2/2018, 12/5/2018, 12/6/2018, 12/7/2018, 12/8/2018, 12/9/2018
  • Location: The Little Theatre
  • 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
  • Time: Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8 8p.m.; Dec. 5 7:30p.m.; Dec. 2*, 8, 9 2p.m.
  • Price: $18 / $15 / $14 / $11 General / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff / Arts Subscriber / UCI Students & Children under 17
  • Details

    Written by Oscar Wilde
    Guest Directed by Shishir Kurup
    This Victorian farce is much more than a comedy of crossed wires and mistaken identity. As a closeted gay man in Victorian England, author Oscar Wilde deftly infuses deception into the plot of Earnest as a mirror of the deception he was forced to live. In retrospect, the work is both a comic masterpiece and a brilliant encoding of “the love that dare not speak its name.”