The Importance of Being Earnest

The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
83 Main Street · Stockbridge · MA 01262

Outside Under the Main Stage Tent

This event is held outside under an open-air tent at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Seating is General Admission and based on party size and social distancing protocols.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance Of Being Earnest tells the story of two bachelor friends, dandy Algernon Moncrieff and reliable John (Jack) Worthing, as they take on double lives to court the attentions of the desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and the romantic Cecily Cardew. But the gallants must then grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse…and with the formidable Lady Bracknell. The results are a world filled with chaos, mistaken identity and uncontrollable laughter! Oscar Wilde’s much loved, exhilarating and enduring masterpiece will be set outside under a tent on a three quarter thrust stage. Surrounded by the bucolic grounds of Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, the production will be directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner David Auburn (Proof; BTG: The Skin of Our Teeth, The Petrified Forest).


by Oscar Wilde
directed by David Auburn

Previews: Friday, June 18 at 7pm
Opening Night: Sunday, June 20 at 7pm
Press Night: TBD
Closing: Saturday, July 10 at 7pm
Tickets: Preview: $50
Tickets: $75

*A portion of sales from all Tuesday performances will go to The Actors Fund and Black Theatre United

Safety Measures

BTG has outlined procedures and protocols in a manner that is consistent with state and local mandated health and safety guidelines. Temperature scans and contactless ticket scanning will be done for patrons at their point of entry. Free-standing hand sanitizer stations will be placed at various locations throughout the space. Patrons will be required to wear masks. One way traffic patterns will be enforced. Patrons will be seated according to party size, six feet apart. Additional safeguards will also be in place.


David Adkins The Reverend Canon Chasuble David Adkins
Rebecca Brooksher Gwendolyn Rebecca Brooksher
Shawn Fagan Algernon Moncrieff Shawn Fagan
Corinna May Miss Prism Corinna May
Claire Saunders Cecily Claire Saunders
Matt Sullivan Lane/Merriman Matt Sullivan
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