Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Earnest, Old fashioned Wit!

One of my very favorite plays, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is opening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music today. I love the show because of it's wit, the charming characters, the eloquent turn of phrase, and the muffins. "One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

From Playbill:
Oscar Wilde once again bares his epigrammatic truths—which are famously
"rarely pure and never simple"—in a new production of The Importance of Being
Earnest at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, starring Lynn Redgrave and directed by
Peter Hall.

The show will run April 18-May 14. As previously reported, Redgrave will
take on the role of Lady Bracknell, the imperious matron who is censorious on
almost every subject, even the death of parents. ("To lose one parent, Mr.
Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like

I look forward to seeing the reviews, since I won't be able to make any of the performances

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