"The Importance of Being Earnest"

This "trivial comedy for serious people" by Oscar Wilde is a tale of double-identities, the pursuit of love, and a satire of Victorian society.


Oscar Wilde’s outlandish masterpiece is one of the cleverest comedies in the English language. Dapper Jack Worthing and Algernon, his compatriot in cavorting, have fallen for two ladies who have their hearts set on marrying a man named Ernest. In order to pursue the romance, both men concoct an elaborate deception which leads to an even more outlandish surprise when the formidable Lady Bracknell starts sleuthing about for the far-fetched truth.

This Seattle Shakespeare Company production, which is directed by Victor Pappas, premiers in Seattle March 19 - April 13. The production will transfer to Walla Walla for one week, playing in the historic Gesa Power House Theatre (April 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and April 19-20 at 2:00 p.m.).

Buy Tickets: $24-$29 Adults, $9 Students.

Call the Box Office (509-529-6500) for Group Discounts. 


Carey Wong (Scenic Designer)
Melanie Burgess (Costume Designer)
Kent Cubbage (Lighting Designer)
Evan Mosher (Sound Designer)
Marleigh Driscoll (Properties Designer)
Sarah Lewis (Stage Manager)


CAST (in alphabetical order) 

Quinn Franzen (Algernon Moncrieff)
Emily Grogan (Gwendolen Fairfax)
Kimberly King (Lady Bracknell)
Hana Lass (Cecily Cardew)
Charles Leggett (Rev. Chasuble)
Michael Patten (Lane/Merriman)
Connor Toms (Jack Worthing)
Kate Wisniewski (Miss Prism)

Additional Links:
March 20: Interview with Director Victor Pappas on NPR
March 22: Interview with Costumer Melanie Burgess with Seattle Theatre Examiner