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YP Preview Night: Pride Edition

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

Aug 02 2023
YP Preview Night: Pride Edition

Young professionals are invited to the YP Preview Night: Pride Edition during the Wednesday preview of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Celebrate the timeless legacy of Oscar Wilde at YP Preview Night: Pride Edition during the Wednesday preview of “The Importance of Being Earnest” on Wednesday, August 2. This vibrant gathering promises an evening of inclusivity, camaraderie, and revelry, as we toast to Wilde’s unapologetic spirit and remarkable contributions to literature and LGBTQ+ history.
Dress like a dandy and enjoy a FREE cocktail on us and mingle with like-minded peers while immersing in Wilde’s witty world of satire and social commentary.
Let’s unite to cherish our uniqueness and pay homage to one of history’s most celebrated voices. See you there!

Young professionals are invited to YP Preview Night for The Importance of Being Earnest

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.”


Integrate yourself within the community by meeting fellow young professionals, including members of the CSC Artistic Team at a post-show talkback.


Cincy Shakes’ YP Preview Night offers more than just the opportunity to engage with the arts, but beneficial opportunities to enhance your career:

• Contribute: Hone your professional skills and find community by providing feedback and perspective about the theatre process.
• Network: Socialize in a casual setting, allowing you the opportunity to build friendships and establish professional contacts.
• Engage: Deepen your appreciation for the arts by learning about each title’s historical context, cultural significance, and 21st century relevance.

Supported by the generosity of the thousands of young professional contributors to the ArtsWave Campaign.


Your evening includes:
Ticket to “The Importance of Being Earnest”
FREE drink
Post-show Q&A

All for only $25!

Questions? Reach out to Communications and Engagement Manager, Kyrié Owen online here or call 513.381.2273, ext. 3205

Contact: (513) 381-2273


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Additional time info:

Evening includes a post-show Q&A with YP members of the cast and CSC artistic team.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


The Otto M. Budig Theater

1195 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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