The new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s satirical comedy
Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska
September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and October 1, 2022
Sept. 24, 25 and Oct. 1
The new musical, Being Earnest, is based on Oscar Wilde’s satirical comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest.
It takes place in a mod, 1960’s, Austin Powers-era setting. All of the brilliant wit in Wilde’s most popular play remains intact in this effervescent musical about two young couples and the societal conventions, over-bearing mothers, and misplaced handbags in railway stations that they must overcome in the course of finding true love.
The score is a sparkling homage to 1960’s rock groups such as Herman’s Hermits, The Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more.