The Importance of Being Earnest


Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Shishir Kurup

This Victorian farce is much more than a comedy of crossed wires and mistaken identity. As a closeted gay man in Victorian England, author Oscar Wilde deftly infuses deception into the plot of Earnest as a mirror of the deception he was forced to live. In retrospect, the work is both a comic masterpiece and a brilliant encoding of “the love that dare not speak its name.”

We have a limited number of free tickets available for students to a single performance of this show. For information about other performance times and to purchase additional tickets:

Event Details

  • When: Thursday, December 6, 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Little Theater, Humanities Hall 161
  • Organizer: David Walker (email)
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