A Classic, Served With a Twist

Ellie Nicoll, Brian Hemmingsen and Mary Suib. Photo by Ian C. Armstrong.

Audience members are in for a surprise this summer as Scena Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. This tongue-in-cheek take on a classic has all the elements of Oscar Wilde – wit, irreverence and the pursuit of pleasure – with the added bonus of reversed gender roles. For this production, the men are playing the women’s parts and the women are playing the men’s. It’s a move Wilde surely would have smiled at.

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