The Importance of Being Earnest

Presented by Rochester Civic Theatre Company

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN


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180 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Friday, June 21 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 22 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 23 2:00 pm
Thursday, June 27 7:00 pm
Friday, June 28 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 29 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 30 2:00 pm

This masterpiece is probably the most famous of all comedies. Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic tour de force tells the story of two young gentlemen in London who each live a double-life, creating elaborate deceptions to find some balance in their lives. John Worthing escapes the burdens of responsibility to have an exciting life in the city, pretending to be his fictitious younger brother Ernest. Algernon Moncrieff, meanwhile, has invented a convenient invalid, Bunbury, whom he uses as an excuse to gallivant off to the country whenever he pleases. When John falls in love with Algernon’s cousin, Gwendolen, he is determined to come clean, but when Gwendolen reveals she can only love a man named Ernest, it somewhat complicates things.