The Importance of Being Earnest
Thursday August 2, 2012 08:00 PM EDT
From the venue:Georgia Shakespeare is restaging Oscar Wildeâ€™s farcical The Importance of Being Earnest. The play â€” a roundabout of hidden identities involving two hedonistic friends, both pretending to be someone else and both trying to capture their respective loves â€” is a classic in both senses: itâ€™s more than 100 years old, first performed in the 1890s, and itâ€™s very funny. (Sample line: â€œIn married life, three is company, and two is none.â€) The new production hopes to capture the humor but not the age and includes gender-bent versions of the imperious Lady Bracknell and Lane, the servant.