The Importance of Being Earnest

Comedy - Revival

Comedy Theatre

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  • Opening Date: May 3, 1926
  • Closing Date: July 1, 1926
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 70

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 Collinge Cecily Cardew
Dudley Digges Reverend Canon Chasuble, D.D.
Gerald Hamer Merriman
Haroldine Humphreys Honorable Gwendolyn Fairfax
Reginald Owen Algernon Moncrieff
Catherine Proctor Miss Prism
Wallace Roberts Lane
Vernon Steele John Worthing, J.P.
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Opening Night Production Credits

Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde Writer
  Dudley Digges Director
  The Actors Theatre Producer
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