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A trivial comedy for serious people

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A trivial comedy for serious people
"The Importance of Being Earnest" at LCP now
If you're in the mood for a charming and enduring piece of Victoriana, don't miss "The Importance of Being Earnest" this weekend and next, at the Lake Country Playhouse in Mineola.
Written by Oscar Wilde, who has been termed the ‘first modern man', the play opened on St. Valentine's Day 1895 in London at the St. James Theatre.
Wilde had authored several major works, but some critics consider this play as Wilde's high point of maturity as an author. Wilde poked fun at Victorian attitudes about marriage. After its run in London, he was charged with libel and sent to prison. He then left for France and the play was his last major work.
The play fell out of favor for a time, but Laurence Olivier's revival of it in 1939 put "Earnest" back in front of audiences and they loved it. No one who sees the play can ever forget Lady Bracknell's brief but famous utterance, "In a handbag?"
Come enjoy the jousting between John (Jack) Worthing, Algernon Moncrieff, the formidable Lady Bracknell, Gwendolyn and Cecily as the importance of being Earnest becomes clear.
The production, directed by Brett Murphy, will be presented February 11th through 13th, and again February 18th through 20th. For reservations, please call 903-569-2300.
The Lake Country Playhouse is located in the historic Select Theatre on North Johnson Street in Mineola.