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'Importance Of Being Earnest' Opens CT Rep Season

'Importance Of Being Earnest' Opens CT Rep Season

"The Importance of Being Earnest" opens the 2017-18 season at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and there are some important names involved.

Long upheld as one of the funniest comedies in the English language ever, Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" needs to be seen and reappreciated anew every few years. CT Rep's rendition stars Broadway veteran Liz McCartney ("Sunday in the Park With George," "Phantom of the Opera") as Lady Bracknell. Yes, a woman is playing Lady Bracknell. How times have changed.

Stephon Pettway plays Algernon, and students in the BFA Acting program at UConn take all the other parts: Nick Nudler as Jack,...

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