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Runs from Tuesday January 31 2023 to Sunday March 19 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes


Artstage Studio Theatre
2267 Bay St
Fort Myers FL 33901

Play Notes


THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST By Oscar Wilde Feb. 3 - Mar. 11, 2023 | Previews Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 In the ArtStage Studio Theatre Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comic classic sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history. Florida Rep’s production brings the classic comedy to vivid life in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, where audiences are smack in the middle of the action! Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy brought to vivid life in the ArtStage Studio Theatre! “The most perfect comedy in the English language!” —The Telegraph

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