The Importance of Being Earnest

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Reviews: 7

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Oscar Wilde's wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This ‘trivial comedy for serious people' features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack's country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself. Nonsensical scenarios ensue with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history.

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Reviews

Carol Kaufman Segal
"Michael J. Marchak directs this very fine cadt whose Britih accents are faultless."

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


"The unfortunate downfall throughout this production is a prevailing clumsiness; actors tripping over lines, tripping over furniture, mugging and upstaging each other inappropriately. The grace and class of the characters is often found wanting: gentlemen chewing crumbling muffins with their mouths open and wiping their mouths on the tablecloth is a prime example."

sweet-sour - Vanessa Cate - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"THE IMPORTANCE OF EARNEST is a rollicking satire in which nothing is sacred. Presented in three acts, this merry and entertaining boondoggle through life in “the good old (Victorian) days” will keep you laughing. Helmed by Michael Marchak, the talented cast seem to enjoy the play as much as the audience."

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


"The direction by Michael Marchak is fast-paced and crisp, and the actors, so great. The play, a bit daunting at first, at two hours, 20 minutes, with two intermissions, moves so quickly, that time passes in a flash. Wilde's dialogue is witty and the actors are up to it."

sweet - Laura Voeth - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


"This play is a long one, stretching two and a half hours with two ten-minute intermissions, but it's quite entertaining and, as you know, time just flies when you're having fun."

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sighs - ...read full review


"Indeed the entire cast do an excellent job, the energy is high and the gloriousness of one of the world's most adored gods of literature fully honored as the actors trip lightly through the delicious minefield that is Oscar Wilde at his absolute best."

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"can't think of a single other Victorian-era comedy more agelessly entertaining than The Importance Of Being Earnest, and though the Oscar Wilde chef-d-oeuvre has now reached the advanced age of one hundred twenty-four, at Crown City Theatre it seems scarcely a day older than its 20something protagonists."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"Michael J. Marchak directs this very fine cadt whose Britih accents are faultless."

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


"The unfortunate downfall throughout this production is a prevailing clumsiness; actors tripping over lines, tripping over furniture, mugging and upstaging each other inappropriately. The grace and class of the characters is often found wanting: gentlemen chewing crumbling muffins with their mouths open and wiping their mouths on the tablecloth is a prime example."

sweet-sour - Vanessa Cate - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"THE IMPORTANCE OF EARNEST is a rollicking satire in which nothing is sacred. Presented in three acts, this merry and entertaining boondoggle through life in “the good old (Victorian) days” will keep you laughing. Helmed by Michael Marchak, the talented cast seem to enjoy the play as much as the audience."

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


"The direction by Michael Marchak is fast-paced and crisp, and the actors, so great. The play, a bit daunting at first, at two hours, 20 minutes, with two intermissions, moves so quickly, that time passes in a flash. Wilde's dialogue is witty and the actors are up to it."

sweet - Laura Voeth - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


"This play is a long one, stretching two and a half hours with two ten-minute intermissions, but it's quite entertaining and, as you know, time just flies when you're having fun."

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sighs - ...read full review


"Indeed the entire cast do an excellent job, the energy is high and the gloriousness of one of the world's most adored gods of literature fully honored as the actors trip lightly through the delicious minefield that is Oscar Wilde at his absolute best."

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"can't think of a single other Victorian-era comedy more agelessly entertaining than The Importance Of Being Earnest, and though the Oscar Wilde chef-d-oeuvre has now reached the advanced age of one hundred twenty-four, at Crown City Theatre it seems scarcely a day older than its 20something protagonists."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review