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Iowa Summer Rep Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest

Presented by the Deparment of Theatre Arts

Iowa Summer Rep 2017
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Josh Sobel

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, Theatre Building). Alyssa will be discussing Oscar Wilde and the time period in which the play takes place.


All performances and the pre-show talk are free. Tickets are not required. If you are interested in bringing a group, 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.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:00pm

Theatre Building, Mabie Theatre
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, Iowa

Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, Community Event, Performance


Students, Parents, Alumni/Friends, Faculty/Staff, Everybody, Graduate Students, Community Members


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Theatre Arts

General Interest

Arts Iowa, Theatre, After Class






Contact Name

Department of Theatre Arts, David McGraw

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