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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest, in an irregular magenta font on a grungy background of yellow, crinkled-paper texture.
June 1 – 29, 2025
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
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Single tickets go on sale August 2.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

  • By Oscar Wilde
  • Adapted by Kamilah Bush
  • Directed by Josiah Davis

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A world-premiere adaptation!

What’s in a name? For some people — everything. A new, exciting spin on an old classic, this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s satire sparkles with wit and whimsy. To become the gentlemen they believe they’re meant to be, Jack and Algernon must live double lives. Country mice and city mice collide in this comedy that will woo you from the very start!

“The rare work of art that achieves perfection on its own terms.” - The New York Times

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