The Importance of Being Earnest

21 Oct—22 Oct Multiple Showings

The classic comedy by famed playwright Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest will be performed by Maffra Dramatic Society Inc. at The Wedge on October 21 and 22.

The Importance of Being Earnest follows two young gents who have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit his beloved Gwendolyn.

Algernon also decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Jack’s young and beautiful ward, Cecily. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered.

Featuring fantastic local talent that have been performing on Gippsland stages for many years, The Importance of Being Earnest is bound to leave you in stitches with its sophisticated yet outrageous humour that has graced stages across the world for over 100 years.



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Tactile Tour Available

Saturday October 22 at 12:30pm

Our partners at Co-Ability will be offering a tactile tour to improve access to this production for people who experience the world differently. This tour is open to anyone with a sensory impairment and their companions. Tactile tours are free of charge to anyone who holds a ticket to the show. Patrons who would like to attend the tour need to book for both the show and the tour.

Click here to book for the tactile tour for The Importance of Being Earnest, or call our box office on 03 5143 3200.



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Buy Tickets
Adult Senior Concession Child U15
—  $40 —  $35 —  $35 —  $25
Show times
8:00pm, Friday 21 October 2022 2:00pm, Saturday 22 October 2022 8:00pm, Saturday 22 October 2022
John Leslie Theatre 100 Foster Street Sale, 3850
Run time
2 hours 30 minutes, including interval
Presented by
Maffra Dramatic Society Inc.
Written By
Oscar Wilde
Directed By
Brian Teese