Thursday, August 17, 2017

UrFU's Lingua-T to perform Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest"

Lingua-T, Ural Federal University's linguistics theater club, announced last Thursday it will mount a production of Oscar Wilde's classic play, "The Importance of Being Earnest" this month.

The first performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. local time on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Yekaterinburg's House of Actors. A second performance will be held at the same time and venue on March 8.

First performed in February of 1895 at London's St. James Theater, "The Importance of Being Earnest" is a farcical comedy in which the protagonist manufactures a separate identity to avoid social obligations.

Largely considered a statement on the trivialities of upper-class life in Victorian England, "The Importance of Being Earnest" is regarded by many as Oscar Wilde's most seminal work.

Tickets are now on sale at UrFU's Department of Foreign Language and through the House of Actors theater. Prices range from $5.75 to $8.75.