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AT THE CLARICE, "BEING EARNEST" IS AS IMPORTANT AS EVER

By Jarod Golub | The Diamondback

" 'The truth is rarely pure and never simple.'

"This line from The Importance of Being Earnest knowingly sums up the underlying theme of the entire play: Things are rarely what they appear to be, and society isn't as put together as people make it out to be.

"Earnest has been pushing boundaries and making fun of societies since 1895 when it premiered at the St. James Theater in London. And today, when Oscar Wilde's farcical comedy seems more pertinent than ever, the University of Maryland theater school's production of Earnest provides a sliver of hope in a time that has been difficult for many."

Read the complete article at The Diamondback.

Photo by Stan Barouh via The Diamondback.

Date of Publication: 
2/15/17