NEC Theatre Presents Oscar Wilde's, The Importance of Being Earnest
The New England College Department of Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s uproarious comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest. Performances will be held November 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and November 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the College’s Science Building on Depot Hill Road in Henniker. Tickets may be reserved by calling the NEC box office at 603-428-2485 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is $5 for the NEC community and $7 for general admission.
The Importance of Being Earnest premiered in London on Valentine’s Day in 1895 and was Wilde’s fourth theatrical success in just three years. An instant hit, the play is a comic satire on Victorian customs and morality replete with double entendres and dual identities. Everybody loves Ernest but nobody’s quite sure who he really is. Jack loves Gwendolyn and Gwendolyn finds Jack perfectly agreeable because she thinks he’s Ernest. Algernon loves Cecily and Cecily finds Algernon perfectly agreeable because she thinks he’s Ernest. The vicar can’t stop flirting with the governess, and Lady Bracknell can’t get a cucumber sandwich to save her soul. But wait, who put the baby in the handbag?