The Importance of Being Earnest once again highlighted in this latest season by Artefact Theatre Co.

Sassy Red PR | 22-Feb-2018
A trivial comedy for serious people, Oscar Wilde's exquisitely scandalous satire on Victorian manners is widely considered one of the funniest plays in the English language. Presented by local outfit Artefact Theatre Co. under the direction of Matthew Cox, this classic now returns to the Melbourne stage. #ArtefactTheatreCo #artefactgoeswilde
Venue: St Martin's Youth Arts Centre
Address: 28 St Martins Ln, South Yarra, VIC
Date: 27 March - 7 April, 2018
Time: Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 6:30pm
Ticket: $40 Full, $35 Concession, $25 Preview
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The Importance of Being Earnest Subject: James Cutler Photographer: Hugo Rose
A trivial comedy for serious people, Oscar Wilde's exquisitely scandalous satire on Victorian manners is widely considered one of the funniest plays in the English language. The witty repartee and lively piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity has now delighted theatre-goers for over a century.

Focussing on well intentioned young bachelors, Algernon and Jack, 'The Importance of Being Earnest' invites audiences through their detailed double lives as they court the attentions of the wonderfully desirable Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. With Gwendolen's formidable mother, Lady Bracknell, also in the mix these gallants must grapple with mistaken identities, lovers entanglements, and the riotous consequences of their deceptions.

Presented by local outfit Artefact Theatre Co. under the direction of Matthew Cox, this classic now returns to the Melbourne stage. Running from the 27th of March to the 7th of April at St Martin's Youth Arts Centre in South Yarra, this new season of 'The Importance of Being Earnest' promises big laughs and pure fun. It's Wilde's beloved masterpiece, and it's more outrageous than ever.

"At its heart, The Importance of Being Earnest is a satire of elitist values and hypocrites.", explains Director Matthew Cox. "I've seen the show many times, but I've never seen a production that reached the levels of farcical outrageousness that I had in my head. In a way, this show is about scratching that itch. Audience be warned; this is not an Earnest where the actors sit blank faced, reciting witticism and drinking tea. This is Wilde four absinthes deep on a Friday night, filters of decorum and decency thoroughly abandoned. It's a show packed with immensely overdressed, overeducated characters who are horny, wicked and ravenous, with physical comedy frequently reaching the absurdity of the dialogue."

Founded in 2016, Artefact Theatre Co. is a fully independent, self-funded theatre company dedicated to producing high calibre, memorable theatre. Melbourne-based, their past productions include 'Seminar' by Theresa Rebeck and David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Proof'. This latest season promises to deliver yet another lively and entertaining night out for Melbourne theatre lovers.

"Simply brilliant... terrific theatre" - Stage Whispers (Seminar, 2016)

Directed by Matthew Cox
Lighting Design by Giancarlo Salamanca
Costume Design by Jacqueline Day
Set Design by Mark Kowalyov
Performed by James Cutler, Mark Raymond Yeates, Ross Dwyer, Olivia Solomons, Cazz, Suzanne Sandow, Frank Handrum and Thomas Henry Jones

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