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 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
scenic design by Bill Clarke
costume design by Hunter Kaczorowski
lighting design by Daniel J. Kotlowitz
sound design by Scott Killian
movement direction by Isadora Wolfe
stage-managed by Jason Weixelman
assistant stage-managed by Juliet Jewett
Previews: Friday, June 18 at 7pm
Opening Night: Sunday, June 20 at 7pm
Press Nights: Wednesday, June 23 at 7pm and Thursday, June 24 at 7pm
Closing: Saturday, July 10 at 7pm
Tickets: Preview: $50
*A portion of sales from all Tuesday performances will go to The Actors Fund and Black Theatre United
Berkshire Theatre Group will continue to update procedures and protocols to reflect current state and local mandated health and safety guidelines.
- All patrons will be required to wear masks for this production.
- No-contact scanning stations for tickets will be at point of entry.
- Free-standing hand sanitizer stations will be placed at various locations throughout the space.
- Patrons who are not feeling well should contact BTG’s box office to discuss rescheduling options.
- A doctor/nurse will be on duty for all performances.
- The Unicorn Theatre has upgraded its HVAC filters, added ozone-free NPB ionization, and otherwise complies with all the requirements of MA and AE for safety.
Thank you for your patience and kindness as we navigate this reopening. It has been a rough year, but we are headed in the right direction. We are looking forward to heading there together.