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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being EarnestThis Victorian farce is much more than a comedy of crossed wires and mistaken identity. As a closeted gay man in Victorian England, author Oscar Wilde deftly infuses deception into the plot of Earnest as a mirror of the deception he was forced to live. In retrospect, the work is both a comic masterpiece and a brilliant encoding of “the love that dare not speak its name.”

Written by Oscar Wilde
Guest Directed by Shishir Kurup

Presenter / Producer: UCI Drama

Listed Categories
Theater > Theatrical Comedy

Event Phone: 949-824-2787

The Little Theatre
4002 Mesa Rd, Irvine
Irvine CA 92617

Orange County

Performance Dates: 12/1/2018 - 12/9/2018
Saturday, 12/01/2018
Sunday, 12/02/2018
Wednesday, 12/05/2018
Thursday, 12/06/2018
Friday, 12/07/2018
Saturday, 12/08/2018
Sunday, 12/09/2018

Performance Times
Evenings: Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8                              8:00 p.m.
Evening: Dec. 5                                              7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Dec. 2*, 8, 9                               2:00 p.m.

Ticket Information:
$18 / $15 / $14 / $11
General / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff / Arts Subscriber / UCI Students & Children under 17

Complimentary Shuttle Service: Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator.  Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office at (949) 824-2787, email, or visit

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