Three silhouettes to represent the show art for The Importance of Being Earnest

The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” from Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23, 2022.

The fashionable Jack and his friend Algernon pretend to be someone else in trying to avoid burdensome social obligations. Meanwhile, Cecily and Gwendolen are both in love with the same mythical suitor. When all four arrive at Jack’s country house on the same weekend, it soon is bedlam. Originally produced in 1895, this high farce with its clever dialogue, wry wit, and elaborate plot twists is Oscar Wilde’s most enduring and popular work.

The Dean College production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” will take place in the Main Stage in the Dr. Paula M. Rooney Student Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

Dean College welcomes children and families to all of our performances, provided patrons have complied with all safety guidelines. However, infants and children under 2 years of age are not allowed in the theatre, and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All patrons must have their own ticketed seats; lap sitting is not permitted.

To learn more about the show and to purchase tickets, visit the Dean College Box Office.