DateJun 26, 2011
PlayingThe Importance of Being Earnest
The Broadway revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest plays its final performance at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities—not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell.