UC Irvine Today
The Importance of Being Earnest
Guest Directed by Shishir Kurup.
This Victorian farce is much more than a comedy of crossed wires and mistaken identity. As a closeted gay man in Victorian England, author Oscar Wilde deftly infuses deception into the plot of Earnest as a mirror of the deception he was forced to live. In retrospect, the work is both a comic masterpiece and a brilliant encoding of “the love that dare not speak its name.”
Matinee Dec. 2 at 2:00 p.m. Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.
Sunday, December 9 at 2:00pm
4000 Mesa Rd., Irvine, CA 92617