The American Shakespeare Center will present Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest on Sunday, October 4 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

American Shakespeare Center

The matinee-only performance will begin at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall and is free and open to the public. Get there early and enjoy an interactive musical prelude at 2:30 with members of the troupe.

The Importance of Being Earnest is at once blissfully silly and outrageously shrewd, and is a theatrical delight. Oscar Wilde's creation continues to entertain audiences120 years after its first performance with playful language, charming characters, and a biting look at contemporary society.

This performance is part of the American Shakespeare Center's 2015/2016 Dangerous Dreams Tour. The tour takes them through the Mid-Atlantic and New England from September to November 2015 and the South and Midwest from January through March of 2016.

For more information about Sunday's play at UMPI, please call 768-9452 or e-mail umpi@maine.edu. Donations will be accepted at the door.

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