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The Importance of Being Earnest

Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at The Otto M. Budig Theater, Cincinnati OH

Aug 02 - 20 2023
The Importance of Being Earnest

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a trivial comedy for serious people.

Avoiding an unwanted social engagement? Two bachelors have found way out! Gallivanting under the false identity of “Earnest,” “bunburying” is the perfect solution to avoiding one\’s duties and responsibilities by claiming to have appointments to see a fictitious person.  But their convoluted schemes of trivial deception and disguise become the delights of fools when they fall for two women who only love men named Earnest. Are romantic engagements possible if they avoid their true identity? Farcical fun abounds in one of the funniest comedies in the English language, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, dubiously dubbed “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”

August 4 – 20, 2023
Previews August 2 and 3


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The Otto M. Budig Theater

1195 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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