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The Importance of Being Earnest

Artefact Theatre Co. proudly present

The Importance of Being Earnest
A play by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Matthew Cox

A trivial comedy for serious people.

Young bachelors, Algernon and Jack, lead a detailed double life 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, Artefact Theatre Co. cordially invites Melbourne audiences to join these gallants as they grapple with mistaken identities, lovers entanglements, and the riotous consequences of their deceptions.

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.

Running for a limited season at St Martins Youth Arts Centre, this latest take on a much-loved classic by local outfit Artefact Theatre Co. promises big laughs and pure fun. It's Oscar Wilde's beloved masterpiece, and it's more outrageous than ever.

Founded in 2016, Artefact Theatre Co. is a fully independent, self-funded theatre company dedicated to producing high calibre, memorable theatre. Past productions include Seminar by Theresa Rebeck and David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Proof.

"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
Hair and Make Up Design by Kelsey Oberin
Produced by Adam Porrett
Production Coordinator - Sarah Cuthbert
Stage Manager - Alexandra Knight
Performed by James Cutler, Mark Raymond Yeates, Ross Dwyer, Olivia Solomons, Cazz, Suzanne Sandow, Frank Handrum and Thomas Henry Jones

27 March - 7 April, 2018
Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 6:30pm
Tickets: $40 Full, $35 Concession, $25 Preview
Bookings: online only at www.artefacttheatre.com or at the door (subject to availability)
Enquiries: 0420 350 914
Venue: St Martin's Youth Arts Centre - 28 St Martins Ln, South Yarra, VIC

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