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Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is Oct. 23-26 at Casino Theatre

Salve Regina’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Oscar Wilde’s last and most famous play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” on Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 23-26 at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.

Performances will be given at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, while 2 p.m. performances will be given on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $15 for general, $10 for seniors and military, and $8 for students and faculty.

First performed in London in 1895, the play is farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious persona to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

For more information, call (401) 341-2250 or visit