The Importance of Being Earnest – A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is one of Oscar Wilde’s most loved plays. Set just before the turn of the 20th century, it depicts two upper crust bachelors, opposites of character but both seeking distraction from anything mundane or banal and doing so in unconventional ways.
John Worthington and Algernon Moncrieff create alter egos as foils to dodge obligations and relatives but of course their ruses inevitably go wrong, particularly when each fall in love with women who insist their only true love must be named ‘Ernest’.
The Big Bear Theater Project production features professional actors predominantly from Los Angeles and one from New York, as well as a few locals people will recognize. As has become our tradition, we will include a Pay What You Like night, in this case our opening night on November 20, so no reason anyone should miss this madcap farce.