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