The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde’s  rip-roaring timeless classic, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a fast paced, witty comedy has endured from the Victorian Era.  Dubbed, “A trivial comedy for serious people”, Wilde’s humor could be likened to a ping pong match.  The character’s leap off the stage as everyone loves Earnest, but much pandemonium ensues – as no one is really sure who he really is!  Do you think you can guess the real importance of being Earnest?  Reformed rakes meet surprising fates as pandemonium ensues.

LATTE performed The Importance of Being Earnest in the Spring 2012 production (May 4th and 5th) in conjunction with Hooked on the Classics.

Earnest1

"Yes, mama."

Earnest2

"Oh, Ernest..."

Earnest3

"Miss Prism has just been complaining of a slight headache. I think it would do her so much good to have a short stroll with you in the Park, Dr. Chasuble."

Earnest4

"If you will allow me, I will copy your remarks into my diary."

Earnest5

"Cecily, ever since I first looked upon your wonderful and incomparable beauty, I have dared to love you wildly, passionately, devotedly, hopelessly."

Earnest6

"I am afraid I have the prior claim."

Earnest7

C: "Sugar?" G: "No, thank you. Sugar is not fashionable any more."

Earnest8

"Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

Earnest9

"I am engaged to be married to Gwendolen Lady Bracknell!"

Earnest10

"Exploded! Was he the victim of a revolutionary outrage? I was not aware that Mr. Bunbury was interested in social legislation. If so, he is well punished for his morbidity."

Earnest11

"Then a passionate celibacy is all that any of us can look forward to."

Earnest12

"Am I to understand then that there are to he no christenings at all this afternoon?"

Earnest13

"The bag is undoubtedly mine. I am delighted to have it so unexpectedly restored to me. It has been a great inconvenience being without it all these years."

Earnest14

"I always told you, Gwendolen, my name was Ernest, didn't I? Well, it is Ernest after all. I mean it naturally is Ernest."

Earnest15

"Ernest! My own Ernest! I felt from the first that you could have no other name!"

Earnest16

"My nephew, you seem to be displaying signs of triviality."

Earnest17

"Laetitia!"

Earnest18

Bows from the maids.

"Yes, mama.""Oh, Ernest...""Miss Prism has just been complaining of a slight headache. I think it would do her so much good to have a short stroll with you in the Park, Dr. Chasuble.""If you will allow me, I will copy your remarks into my diary.""Cecily, ever since I first looked upon your wonderful and incomparable beauty, I have dared to love you wildly, passionately, devotedly, hopelessly.""I am afraid I have the prior claim."C: "Sugar?" G: "No, thank you. Sugar is not fashionable any more.""Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.""I am engaged to be married to Gwendolen Lady Bracknell!""Exploded! Was he the victim of a revolutionary outrage? I was not aware that Mr. Bunbury was interested in social legislation. If so, he is well punished for his morbidity.""Then a passionate celibacy is all that any of us can look forward to.""Am I to understand then that there are to he no christenings at all this afternoon?""The bag is undoubtedly mine. I am delighted to have it so unexpectedly restored to me. It has been a great inconvenience being without it all these years.""I always told you, Gwendolen, my name was Ernest, didn't I? Well, it is Ernest after all. I mean it naturally is Ernest.""Ernest! My own Ernest! I felt from the first that you could have no other name!""My nephew, you seem to be displaying signs of triviality.""Laetitia!"Bows from the maids.

 

 

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