The Importance of Being Earnest opens January 14


The hilarious Oscar Wilde classic comes to the LVLT stage


The Las Vegas Little Theatre opens the new year with its production of Oscar Wilde’s classic, The Importance of Being Earnest, on the main stage Jan. 14-30.


In Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular play, a pair of wily bachelors masquerade as respectable gentlemen to court the attentions of two well-dowried ladies. Gallant Jack and irreverent Algernon invent “Ernest” alter-egos to win the hearts of Cecily and Gwendolen, each of whom conveniently claims she’ll only marry a man by that name. However, when all four arrive at Jack’s country home on the same weekend, the men struggle to keep up with their stories, and their plans go hilariously awry. Earnest is a riotously funny farce for the ages with its witty wordplay, biting commentary, and blistering banter.


The cast directed by Alex Bassett features Taylor Burton-Robinson, Sabrina Close, Vanessa Coleman, Tom Vernon Ford, Glenn Heath, Steve McMillan, Mary Rose Stark, and Jake Taylor.


Masks are required for audience members.


The Importance of Being Earnest plays on the main stage live at Las Vegas Little Theatre located at 3920 Schiff Drive Jan. 14-30. Performances are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays. There will be one Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 22.


Masks are required for audience members. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.lvlt.org or by calling the box office during box office hours at (702) 362-7996. Box office hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.