The Importance of Being Earnest

Comedy - Revival

Circle in the Square Theatre

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  • First Preview: May 27, 1977
  • Opening Date: June 16, 1977
  • Closing Date: August 28, 1977
  • Previews: 23
  • Performances: 85

Playwright: Oscar Wilde


Two wealthy London bachelors each pretend to be a fictitious man called Earnest in order to win over two eligible young ladies, despite the ladies' avowed preference for that name alone — and the interference of the intimidatingly proper Lady Bracknell — in Oscar Wilde's "trivial comedy for serious people."


Opening Night Cast

Patricia Conolly in The Importance of Being Earnest Patricia Conolly Honorable Gwendolyn Fairfax
John Glover in The Importance of Being Earnest John Glover Algernon Moncrieff
James Valentine John Worthing, J.P.
Kathleen Widdoes Cecily Cardew
Elizabeth Wilson Lady Bracknell
Mary Louise  Wilson in The Importance of Being Earnest Mary Louise Wilson Miss Prism
G. Wood Reverend Canon Chasuble, D.D.
Munson Hicks in The Importance of Being Earnest Munson Hicks Lane
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Opening Night Production Credits

Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde Writer
  Stephen Porter Director
  Zack Brown Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
  John McLain Lighting Design
Paul Huntley Paul Huntley Hair and Wig Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1977 - 1978

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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Zack Brown Nominee
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