The Importance of Being Earnest

August 10 – August 26, 2012

Written by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Allan S. Ross

The story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives is one of Oscar Wilde’s most renowned comedies. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage.


"The Classic Theatre’s production does the play justice in every regard. Director Allan Ross, who also designed the terrific set, has clearlyy chosen his cast with care, from Steven Bull, who is perfect as the butler Lane, to Jo Grabow as the larger than life Lady Bracknell, who delivers some of the most courageous lines."

- Jasmina Wellinghoff, San Antonio Express-News

Photography by Dwayne Green


Steven Bull

Christina Casella

Kat Connor

Jo Grabow

Mark D. Hicks

Sam Mandelbaum

John O'Neill

Terri Peña Ross

Rusty Thurman

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