The Front Porch Players Fall Play
"The Importance of Being Earnest"
The Front Porch Players of Rosemount will be presenting the Original
four-act version of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,”
directed by Keith Reed, this fall.
Shows: Fri. Oct 5th and 12th at 7 pm
Sat. Oct 6th and 13th at 2 pm and 7 pm
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE:
John Worthing, a carefree young gentleman, is the inventor of a fictitious
brother, “Ernest,” whose wicked ways afford John an excuse to leave his
country home from time to time and journey to London, where he stays
with his close friend and confidant, Algernon Moncrieff. Algernon has a
cousin, Gwendolen Fairfax, with whom John is deeply in love. During his
London sojourns, John, under the name Ernest, has won Gwendolen’s love,
for she strongly desires to marry someone with the confidence-inspiring
name of Ernest. But when he asks for Gwendolen’s hand from the
formidable Lady Bracknell, John finds he must reveal a secret which may
unravel his entire plan.
Billed as "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," this play, by Oscar Wilde was
first performed on February 14, 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, is a
farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to
escape burdensome social obligations.