Shakespeare Theatre Company Extends THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Again thru 3/16

Shakespeare Theatre Company Extends THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Again thru 3/16

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, announces a second extension of its current production The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde. The production is directed by Keith Baxter and now plays through March 16, 2014, at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW).

The Importance of Being Earnest tells the story of Jack Worthing, a self-made man, who uses the alias "Ernest" in his high society life and with his love Gwendolen when he is away from his country manor. When his acquaintance, confirmed bachelor Algernon Moncrieff discovers this game, he is eager to take on the pseudonym to woo Jack's ward Cecily. What results is a flawless Wildean comedy of class, courtship, and lyrical wit. Both Jack and Algernon will jump over hurdles to keep up the charade to win the women they love and realize the vital importance of being earnest.

New Extension performances will be:
Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 14 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.

All performances take place at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th Street NW. For tickets, visit or call 202.547.1122.

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