The Directors of SCENA Theatre are pleased to announce a revival of Oscar Wilde’s hilarious classic – with a daring and sexy twist.

The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) revels in the “double life”. In one sense, Wilde criticizes the moral hypocrisy of the elite. In another sense, he celebrates the inventiveness of creating an alter-ego who is free to revel in pleasure, outside of society’s mores. Both dualities are tested when thrust into the context of status, marriage, and love. A simple engagement proposal turns into a comedy of errors, and what was initially certain becomes deliciously muddled in this production’s topsy-turvy world of gender-bending. Moreover, SCENA’s version of Earnest transports Wilde’s frivolity to the 1920’s at fictitious “Oxbridge” university.

Official Run is July 31 – August 29 (Thurs – Sat: 8pm; Sun: 3pm)

Winners will attend the 8pm showing on Saturday, August 14 or August 21.

H Street Playhouse
1365 H Street NE
Washington, DC

Buy tickets online at ScenaTheater.org or call 703-683-2824.

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