The last play ever written by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest is a witty satire of English society in the late Victorian era. The plot centers around the exploits of two wealthy young men who pretend their names are Ernest in order to impress the women in their lives. After swapping names and upsetting the seriousness of societal standards, this comedy of manners wraps up in a clever and ironic ending.

Director Richard Sodders says that the play is seen as the finest of Wilde’s career.