Published : Monday, January 29, 2018 | 3:39 PM
The 413 Project, a Southern California non-profit theater group, presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” on Friday, February 9, at the Madeline Garden and Bistro, at 1030 E. Green Street in Pasadena.
Wilde’s classic comedy masterpiece revolves around one of the most ingenious, and hilarious, cases of mistaken identity ever put into a play.
Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. The reliable Jack Worthing has wooed Gwendolen under the name Ernest, while the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack’s country home on the same weekend accompanied by the formidable Lady Bracknell, the gallants must grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions.
The production will feature a full cast of professional Los Angeles actors, beautiful costumes, and an immersive dining experience.
General Admission tickets are $78, which includes tea with a full English high-tea meal, including tomato bisque, assorted tea sandwiches and savories, and a cream scone with clotted cream and jam, crème brûlée, tiramisu, chocolate strawberries, and other seasonal selections.
Shows will run through March 3, with performances on Fridays and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 6 p.m.