We’ve had to put Paper Towns off by a month due to the release of the movie being pushed back to July. What better way to plug the hole with Oscar Wilde’s delightful comedy: The Importance of Being Earnest?
This is one of my favorite pieces of farce and I can’t wait to discuss it with the group. We’ll meet on July 21 @ 7 pm.
The description on amazon.com is as follows:
Here is Oscar Wilde’s most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London’s St. James’ Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation.
From the play’s effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff’s London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing’s country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.