By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Kelly Kitchens
Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This ahead-of-its-time satire of Victorian morality features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as someone named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself, and silliness ensues.
Director Kelly Kitchens (Incident at Vichy) calls this play “an exquisite glass of champagne–deliciously bubbly and slightly intoxicating, but the result of a complex alchemy–a deft blend of craftmanship and artistry. You can just down it,” she says, “but it’s worth investigating more deeply.”
Location: Jones Playhouse (Seattle – U-District / edge of UW campus)
Tickets ($20) here.