The Importance of Being Earnest | Writers Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 23 2017

The wonderful thing about Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is that it's escapism in its purest form. It makes no grand generalizations about society. The problems are ridiculous. The big fight at the end of Act II is over the consumption of muffins. A professor told me once that the competitive muffin eating symbolized sexual greed, but I think people who try to find that sort of significance in Earnest are looking at it all wrong. The muffin eating, if done correctly, as it's done in Writers Theatre's joyful new production, is there because the word "muffin" is funny, and so is the sight of a grown man cramming several into his mouth at once. Continue reading

Price: $20-$80

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