The Importance of Being Earnest is a glorious 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.
Wilde's classic production premiered in 1895 at the St. James Theatre in London offering a stinging critique of love, sex and social hypocrisy that remains relevant today.
In this production, Brian Bedford directs and also takes on the role of Lady Bracknell.
Read TDF Stages' exclusive interview with David Furr, who discusses his leading performance as Jack Worthing.