“The Importance of Being Earnest”
Presented by the Champaign-Urbana Theater Company
The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company has been providing quality community theatre experiences since 1991.
Friday March 17 at 7pm
Saturday March 18 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday March 19 at 2pm
At Parkland College’s Second Stage
Ticket Information: General Admission $12.50
Available online at www.cutc.org or by calling 217-352-4085. Available the day of the show at the
Parkland box office.
This Oscar Wilde comedy was first performed in London on February 14, 1895. Set in Victorian London, the play focuses on friends, Algernon and Jack who maintain fictitious personae to escape from life’s burdensome obligations. Jack has come to London from the country to propose to Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen. Jack has been living a double life. In the country he is John Worthing and in London he is John’s brother Ernest. Gwendolen only knows him as Ernest. Algernon also has an alternate ego in the country, an invalid friend named Bunbury. The story continues with Algernon and Jack both falling for women who want to marry an Ernest and the end is a comical surprise.
Oscar Wilde’s play has been adapted to the screen three times and has also had multiple “made for television” versions.