Shakespeare Theatre Company Extends THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST thru 3/9

Shakespeare Theatre Company Extends THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST thru 3/9

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, announces the 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 9, 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.

Extension performances will be Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 7 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at ShakespeareTheatre.org or 202.547.1122.

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