$20 – $30

The Importance of Being Earnest

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Morris-Jumel Mansion

65 Jumel Terrace

New York, NY 10032

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This spring, the Morris-Jumel Mansion in upper Manhattan will present an original production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde’s farcical play set in Victorian England, in its newly reinterpreted Octagon Drawing Room, recently restored Sunken Garden, front porch, and portico. The Octagon Room contains furnishings and portraits authentic to the Victorian era in which the story takes place. You'll follow the actors through the Mansion and it's grounds and be delighted by Wilde’s classic comedic tale about the foibles and conventions of Victorian society revealed through a twisting plot, secret identities, and unexpected revelations. Through witty dialogue and word play, Wilde’s characters (both real and imaginary) expose the hypocrisy of class-conscious individuals and rarefied codes of conduct of the day.

For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

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Will there be walking involved?

Yes! You will be following the actors from the house to the gardens and back again. Please wear comfortable shoes.

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