Theater Thursday: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde | 32 Plays You Need To Read Before You Die:

Oscar Wilde wrote, to me, what is one of the funniest plays of all time. The Importance of Being Earnest came out in 1895 making fun of the upper class. In this play, there are two young men trying to woo two women. However, both women like the name Earnest and neither of them have it. So, the two start to tell Gwendolyn and Cecelia different stories to come up with their namesake. None the less, the two find out about Algernon and John’s secret leading them to leave them in dismay. None the less, after a few comedic trials making fun of the upper class, everything manages to work out in the end.

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