The Footlight Club is Wilde About ‘Being Earnest’

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The Footlight Club's is putting on Oscar Wilde's most well-known play "The Importance of Being Earnest," and you have two more weekends to catch the show.

All photos courtesy of Liz Bean for The Footlight Club.

The play brought Wilde to the peak of his career, only mere months before his reputation would come crashing down, forcing the show to close out its debut only months after opening.

Written in 1894 and first produced in 1895, the play is a farcical comedy set in late Victorian era London, in which the leading characters maintain fictitious personas to escape frustrating social obligations.

There are four more shows: June 7, 8, 14 and 15. Please click here to purchase tickets and showtimes.

Timothy Joseph plays Rev. Chasuble and Jennifer Bean is Miss Prism.

Bradley Boutcher as Algernon

'The Importance of Being Earnest' is the last show of The Footlight Club's 142nd season.

Gabrielle Jaques as Cecily Cardew and Bradley Boutcher as Algernon Moncrieff.

The cast strike some no so serious poses.

Director David Marino leads the production with several Footlight veterans, as well some newcomers.