LA PLUME — The Keystone College Players will present their spring production, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, March 30 through April 2 on campus. Performances will be held in the Theatre in Brooks at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30; at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2.
This farcical comedy features a cast of Keystone students with cameos from faculty and staff. The play is directed by Rachel Luann Strayer.
Subtitled, “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” Oscar Wilde’s most famous work pokes fun at the upper classes and the common conventions of England in 1895. While set at the end of the 19th century, Wilde’s gleeful mockery transcends to modern-day issues, including unrealistic relationship goals, stereotypical gender roles, the hypocrisy behind social niceties and the general tendency people have to care more about appearance than truth.
As the play’s character Gwendolen points out in Act III, “When it comes to matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.”
Tickets are $8 for general admission; $5 for senior citizens age 55 and older, veterans, high school and college students and Keystone faculty, staff and alumni; and $2 for current Keystone students.
Information provided by Keystone College.