Indeed, it’s comedy, with a double twist of truth, which makes this play such a joy to watch. Additionally, the situations grow more absurd by the dignified way these Victorian English characters speak. It’s this absurd honesty that makes Wilde’s plays timeless.
On the surface, the story seems quite simple. Two women are attracted to men they believe to be named Earnest. But it seems to be the name more than anything else that attracts them because when the men ask if they would still be interested in them if their name were Jack or Algernon, the women quickly let them know that no other name will do. Yet it’s earnestness of another kind that wins out in the end.
Come join Ross Valley Players for this opening play of their 75th season. For tickets or more information call (415) 495-9555 or visit www.rossvalleyplayers.org.
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