This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
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.