“The Importance of Being Earnest” | Bethany Hall at the Old Dutch Church | Theater | Chronogram Magazine

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

For its upcoming season, the nonprofit equity company Voice Theatre is putting on a production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Timeless in its wit and social commentary on upper-class society, the satiric play has been transposed into the swinging `60s of London under the direction of Shauna Kanter. Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” it follows Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, who both pretend to be a man named Earnest.