The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde

2010

Arguably the greatest screwball comedy ever written, Wilde’s masterpiece still has the broadest appeal of any play in the Irish canon. Rough Magic’s production has an unexpected twist:, in a new interpretation by Stockard Channing, the battle-axe Lady Bracknell becomes a sharp-witted American beauty. As she observes, “When I married Lord Bracknell I had no fortune of any kind. But I never dreamed for a moment of allowing that to stand in my way.”

“The first act ingenious, the second beautiful, the third abominably clever.” Oscar Wilde

This production was awarded the following:

2011 ITITA Best Supporting Actress- Elenor Methven

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