The University of Dubuque Ensemble Theatre Company presents The Importance of Being Earnest

Feb 28, 2015 | Kristi Lynch

The University of Dubuque Fine and Performing Arts Department’s Ensemble Theatre Company proudly presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.  The show begins each evening – Thursday, March 5; Friday, March 6; and Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.; with a matinee performance Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Babka Black Box Theatre in the University's Heritage Center.

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Babka Black Box Theatre, Heritage Center

$7 for adults, $4 Non-UD Students, Free for UD Students/Faculty/Staff

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is a rousing romantic escapade and absurd comedic masterpiece about class and etiquette.  In a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, charming bachelors Jack and Algernon lead double lives to woo the two young ladies who have won their hearts.  When they are caught in their lies, the stage is set for clever manipulations and hilarious confusion.  Oscar Wilde dishes up scathing social satire, effervescent wit, and high farce, making this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

Tickets for The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wildecan be purchased now at Farber Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at