June 15-17, 23-24, 30-July 1
7:30 PM Evening Performances & 2:00 PM Matinee Performance on June 24th.

Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
Westminster College
1700 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde follows Jack Worthing, a man who lives two lives—one in the country and one as a man named “Ernest” in the city. When his friend Algernon discovers his secret, Jack’s two lives collide and hilarity ensues.

Oscar Wilde’s brilliant tour de force is a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions since its first performance in 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation. From the play’s effervescent beginnings to its hilarious end, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a fresh twist of plot at every moment.

Mrs. Anne Cullimore Decker — Lady Bracknell
Mr. Jared Larkin — John Worthing, J.P.
Mr. Max Huftalin — Algernon Moncrieff
Miss Melanie Nelson — Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax
Miss Suni Gigliotti — Cecily Cardew
Mrs. Betsy West/Miss Hannah Minshew — Miss Letitia Prism
Mr. Michael Nielsen — Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.
Mr. Tyler Palo – Lane
Mr. Leo Raptly – Merriman


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Literary Discussions on The Importance of Being Earnest

Join us for literary discussions of Oscar Wilde’s brilliant play The Importance of Being Earnest!

June 15th following the performance (30 minutes)
June 17th at 11AM hosted by Weller Book Works (60 minutes)
June 24th following the Matinee performance (30 minutes)

Joining us at the discussions will be Charisse Baxter (Dramaturg), Jared Larkin (Artistic Director and Actor), Melanie Nelson (Managing Director and Actor) and Suni Gigliotti (Actor).

Check out our Literary Guide!