The Importance of Being Earnest

Our Spring Production:
The Importance of Being Earnest
Written by Oscar Wilde & Directed by Sarah Joiner

“A Trivial Play for Serious People!” is how Oscar Wilde famously described his most popular play.   Directed by Sarah Joiner

First performed in 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest, has been entertaining savvy audiences for the past 129 years! This romantic comedy follows the escapades of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing, and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise, and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian hypocrisy with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage. 


A final note from the director…

Creativity and play are basic human needs. So, to create something with a group of people who are loving and inclusive in order to bring others joy is so precious. That is what BATS is to me. My community of people who are kind…

Sarah Joiner