The Importance of Being Earnest – Proper Victorian Humour Proves Timeless

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by Lorraine Payette, written July 29, 2014

“I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.”

– Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest

Be prepared for a Wilde time of it as the Thousand Islands Playhouse treats you to a proper Victorian look and laugh at ourselves and our inner fools in its delightful production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

“I think it’s pretty good,” said Chris, a student from Ajax who came to the show with family. “I’m not used to this kind of humour, but I find it witty and a lot of it is pretty relevant even now. I would definitely recommend this to friends. People my age might think they wouldn’t like it, but if they go, they’ll definitely end up enjoying it. I’ve never seen another play like this, and the jokes are still really funny. Everyone seems to be having a good time – my mum’s laughing, I’m laughing, it’s perfect.” – to read more>

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