L.A. Theatre Works: The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest was a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Earnest, “that name which inspires absolute confidence.” Wilde’s effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language. Also starring Emily Bergl, Charles Busch, Neil Dickson, Jill Gascoine, Christopher Neame, Matthew Wolf, and Sarah Zimmerman. The show included an interview with Michael Hackett, Professor of Theater in the School of Theater, Film, and Televsion at UCLA, and the director of the production.