The Importance of Being Earnest

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Location: Andrew Johnson Theater
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Late Seating: There is no late seating in Johnson Theater for this event. Late arrivals will be seated after intermission.

Previews: October 10-11

This production is available at a discount as part of the 2013-2014 Tennessee Rep Classics Package, which includes (1) ticket for The Importance of Being Earnest and one (1) ticket for Company per subscription.  To build your package and save, CLICK HERE.


The Importance of Being Earnest will be at Andrew Johnson Theater in Nashville, TN

Dazzling wordplay, comic invention, sparkling dialogue, improbable plot twists, mistaken identities, and a sprinkling of romance--The Importance of Being Earnest has it all. 

Ernest loves Gwendolyn. Cecily loves Ernest. What could possibly go wrong?

Double lives and double standards abound in this masterpiece of satirical wisdom where Jack and Algernon, two young men looking for escape from social obligations, pretend to be something that they are not.

Things start to go awry when they both practice their deceptions at Cecily’s country house at the same time and the two young ladies fear themselves rivals for the hand of one man. And then there is the formidable and unforgettable Lady Bracknell...

Considered one of the funniest plays in the English Language, Oscar Wilde’s “Trivial Comedy for Serious People” skewers social customs and our obsession with keeping up appearances and social status making it no less relevant today than it was in Victorian times.

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