200 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa Summer Rep 2017
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Josh Sobel
June 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 at 8:00 p.m.
June 18, 24, 25 at 2:00 p.m.
E.C. Mabie Theatre, UI Theatre Building
In Oscar Wilde’s classic Victorian masterpiece, Jack and Algernon have taken to twisting the truth to suit their needs – after all, “In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.” But when their creative liberties, particularly regarding their own names, catch up with them as they attempt to woo two young ladies and overcome the overbearing Lady Bracknell, they must scramble to untangle themselves in the name of love. Earnest is a laugh-out-loud and thoughtful look at society, class, love and the earnestness of living a lie.
Join us for a Pre-Show Talk with the production Dramaturg, Alyssa Cokinis, 45 minutes prior to each performance (Room 206 in the Theatre Building). Alyssa will be discussing Oscar Wilde and time in which the play takes place.
Following the performance on Sunday, June 18, there will be a Post-Show Discussion with members of the cast.
All performances and the pre-show talk are free. Tickets are not required. If you are interested in bringing a group of 10 or more, please contact David McGraw in advance at 319.335.3906.
Free performances for Iowa Summer Rep 2017 are made possible by support from the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
For more information about Iowa Summer Rep 2017, please visit www.iowasummerrep.com.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319.335.3906.