The Next Stage Theatre Company


The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

Adapted for 90 minutes and 7 actors by John Hruschka

Directed by Jason Zanitsch


Fri - Sun, Aug 2 - 4, 2024


General Admission - $28 (includes fee)


The Attic


The Next Stage Theatre Company
The Next Stage Theatre Company

What’s this play about?
The full title of Oscar Wilde’s classic play tells you:
The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

Two men take on fictional identities to avoid social obligations.
The two women they pursue match their game move for move.

Come see what makes Earnest the second most quoted play, after Hamlet.

About The Next Stage Theatre Company

Independent since it was founded in 1996, The Next Stage produces three plays a year, focusing on non-musical plays by major and upcoming playwrights – work you might see Off-Broadway. The Next Stage offers inventive, streamlined productions in a 50-seat wraparound space, as well as readers’ theater and adult acting classes.


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