Undgerground 17 in Kansas City


The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on February 14, 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

Director: Lana Jensen

Assistant Director: Alice Scott



$9 in advance online (plus taxes and fees)

$14 at the door (including taxes and fees)*

*pending availability

Ticket Prices

  • Reserved Seating (online) (not including fee and tax)   $9.00
  • Reserved Seating at the Door ($14 including tax & fee)   $11.90

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Date & Time Purchase Online
Friday Mar 31, 2017 7:00 pm
Saturday Apr 1, 2017 2:00 pm
Saturday Apr 1, 2017 7:00 pm
Sunday Apr 2, 2017 2:00 pm