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Players Of Utica Present Comedy This Weekend

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If you like live theater, then you may want to attend the Players Of Utica production of a classic comedy this weekend. Check out the details.

According to

The Importance Of Being Ernest”, a classic comedy by Oscar Wilde

Friday, May 2 and Saturday May 3, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. Matinee

Directed by Pat Stone


The Importance of Being Earnest

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

While visiting his friend Algernon Moncrieff, Mr. Ernest Worthing is discovered not to be Ernest at all, but rather Jack Worthing. What’s more, he is not the urbane socialite he purports to be, but instead, Jack, who actually resides in the country, is the respectable guardian of his 18 year old ward, Cecily Cardew. He has made up a scandalous brother named Ernest and assumes his identity while in town to escape the boring respectability of country life.

Oscar Wilde set out distinctly to write a comedy about nothing, and he has succeeded with flare and wit. It’s philosophy? According to Wilde, “That we should treat all the trivial things of life very seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality”.

Players of Utica Theater – 1108 State Street, Utica

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