John Worthing leads a double life. In the country he is responsible, strict Uncle Jack, taking excellent care of the education of his young ward Cecily. To escape the rather boring country life, he has invented a troubled young brother named Earnest who he must regularly visit in London, but in London he poses as Earnest himself and falls in love with the honourable Gwendolen Fairfax. His friend Algernon Moncrieff has himself created the imaginary Bunbury, an invalid he has to take care of in the country. When Algernon discovers Jack’s secret, he travels to his country house and, under the pretense of being Earnest, woos Cecily. When Jack, Gwendolen and her formidable mother Lady Bracknell also arrive in the country, chaos ensues…
Oscar Wilde’s successful farce is a firework of funny dialogues.
One of the cleverest comedies by one of the greatest writers in the English language.
Mit dem Orange Planet Theatre