How much control do we have over our identity - and the life path that comes with it? It’s 1895, London, and two young bachelors attempt to reinvent themselves in order to impress the families of the young ladies they hope to marry. Innocent deception, love affairs, overbearing aunts, and a slight confusion of names collide amid a flurry of mistaken identities, witty banter and cucumber sandwiches. Subtitled “A Trivial Play for Serious People” Wilde’s satire captures the shallow foolishness of giddy lovers, snobs and social climbers with sophistication and priceless dialogue. This masterpiece of the British stage has been packing theatres for the last 118 years.
This production has a running time of approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including two intermissions.