The Importance of being Earnest (2015)

Arguably one of the greatest comedies ever written.

The Importance of being EarnestPhoto by Sebastien Galina

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About the show

The Importance of Being Earnest is arguably one of the greatest comedies ever written. It is Oscar Wilde's most famous and most successful play.

Earnest is Oscar Wilde at his finest: dry, delightful, captivating and bubbly. This play charms the audience with its inimitable sharp wit.

This wonderful story about two clever, witty young men is set in England in 1895. It is a story of romance, secret identities and cucumber sandwiches. This lovely play is a fastpaced, satirical romp that pokes run of the strictures of Victorian society. It is sure to make you smile and is written in a language everyone can understand!

(No offence intended to our friend, Will Shakespeare!)

We offer both regular ticket rates and for some evening shows we offer Prologue + Ticket rates. What is the Prologue? Join us for a 15 minute pre-show discussion with the Directors. This prologue will offer insights into the story, our production and the life and career of the infamous Oscar Wilde. The best part is that you get to pick your seats early (first-come, first-serve). To purchase Prologue tickets with your regular seat, make sure to select the Prologue event for the Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday night performance. Prologues start at 7PM sharp.


If you have any questions or concerns for ticket purchases, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our box office line is 604-594-5888, and if you have issues with Vendini ticketing, please email

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Cast & Crew

Candace RadcliffeCo-Director
Rick HarmonCo-Director
Sarah AdamsProduction Manager
Set Designer
Geoff McEvoyTechnical Director
Linda WestonCostume Designer
Riley LeiperSound Operator
Kate PrefontaineStage Manager
Sam BirdLighting Operator
Eric FrostAssistant Stage Manager
Michelle CollierLady Bracknell
Patrick DoddAlgernon Moncrieff
Tom GageJack Worthing
Carol L. MannMiss Prism
Paul RancourtMerriman
Paul RichardsonLane/Gribsby/Moulton
Marika StangerCecily
Bethany StanleyGwendolen
James WalkerCanon Chasuble

Warnings & Notices

Intended audience: All ages

  • Blankets: Are available at the front of house, you may wish to bring your own.
  • Dining: Please consider dining out earlier at one of Crescent Beach's wonderful restaurants.
  • Evening Gates: Gates open at 7:30PM and 7:15PM on Fridays.
  • Parking: Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Seating: is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating is supplied.
  • Weather: Show goes on, rain or shine. Please bring appropriate clothing for this outdoor evening event.

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