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FSU Presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Frostburg State University present Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Friday and Saturday, April 15 and16, and Thursday to Saturday, April 21 to 23, at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. The box office opens one hour prior to curtain.

Oscar Wilde’s 19th century classic, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” is arguably one of the greatest English satires to grace the stage. The hilarity begins when bachelors Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff both go by “Earnest,” a name that “seems to inspire absolute confidence” in order to win the love of the women they adore. Gwendelon accepts her proposal from Jack and Cecily from Algernon, but the women become heatedly confused when they meet and believe they are engaged to the same man. This fabulously witty comedy erupts when the formidable Lady Bracknell becomes involved, and, with the help of Miss Prism and a handbag, everyone is forced to discover the importance of being “earnest.”

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students. For reservations and information, please call the University Theatre Box Office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Group discounts are available when booked in advance.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589