The Importance of Being Earnest

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

The Importance of Being Earnest at Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB (Long Beach, CA)

Oscar Wilde’s enduring 1895 comedy of mistaken identity is one of the best-known comedic plays of all time. This delightfully witty, clever and light-hearted romp through Victorian society follows two young bachelors pretending to be earnest — and Ernest — as they aim to win their ladies’ hearts. Oscar Wilde’s one-liners and double entendres are as laugh-out-loud funny today as they were when the play was originally written.

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