The Importance of Being Earnest in San Diego

(from left) Matt Schwader as John Worthing, Kate Abbruzzese as The Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax, Helen Carey as Lady Bracknell, Christian Conn as Algernon Moncrieff and Helen Cespedes as Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, directed by Maria Aitken, running January 27 – March 4, 2018 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.




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By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Maria Aitken


RUNS: January 27 – March 4, 2018.

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Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.


TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30.00.


SYNOPSIS: Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history. The Globe’s lavish production of this timeless classic offers the unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.”


CAST: Kate Abbruzzese (The Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax), Sam Avishay (Merriman), Helen Carey (Lady Bracknell), Helen Cespedes (Cecily Cardew), Christian Conn (Algernon Moncrieff), Rodney Gardiner (The Rev. Canon Chasuble), Daniel Harray (Lane, Moulton), Jane Ridley (Miss Prism), Matt Schwader (John “Jack” Worthing).


CREATIVE TEAM: Hugh Landwehr (Scenic Design), Fabio Toblini (Costume Design), Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design), Fitz Patton (Original Music and Sound Design), David Huber (Voice and Dialect Coach), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager).


BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS: 12:00 noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA accepted. 
(619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623].


LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Free parking is available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($14, advance reservation).


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