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The Importance of Being Earnest

South City Theatre
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South City Theatre will stage 7 performances of the classic comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, by Oscar Wilde and adapted by Daniel Strickland. Performances are May 25, 26, 31, June 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and May 27 and June 3 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $16 general admission and $13 for students under 18 and seniors over 60. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.southcitytheatre.com/get-tickets/ or call the box office at (205) 621-2128 and leave a message. A special rate of $11 per person is available for groups of 10 or more, paid in advance with no refunds. To make a group booking, email info@southcitytheatre.com

South City Theatre is conveniently located in Alpine Square, 2969 Pelham Parkway, Suite J, Pelham, AL 35124.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is a gem of a comedy in which two women have vowed to only love men named Earnest. Two men escape the boring duties of their station with deceptions for which they are completely remorseless. A child is left in a suitcase! What ensues is comic genius.

In this gentle modernization, Algernon is a form of modern royalty: a Rock Star (or wants to be anyway). Lane is Algernon’s sound technician who Algernon never the less treats like a butler. Jokes and references that require knowledge of Victorian London and English society of the time are brought into a modern frame of reference. But the story remains as always a hilarious study in absurdly epic triviality full of wonderful epigrams like “The truth is rarely pure and never simple,” and “I do not approve of anything that interferes with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.”

The cast includes Sharon Morgan, Kyle Strickland, Amy Leigh Strickland, Zachary Tallwater, Kelly Connaughton, Donna Stinson Williamson, JD Blackman, Jason Cox, and Justin McGuire.

For more information, email info@southcitytheatre.com