Preview: The Importance of Being Earnest

“The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” seems to sum itself up with just the title. But for those unfamiliar with the play, it has much more in store. Written by Irish playwright and poet Oscar Wilde, it is a tale of romance, comedy and a case multiple identities brought out into the open.

Theatre Siena will be presenting Wilde’s most famous play from Feb. 25-27 in Francoeur Theater. The show is directed by SHU theater professor Dr. Kerry Graves.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. The show begins at 8 p.m. each night.

Before the last showing on Feb. 27, Theatre Siena and the SHU Alumni Office are again having their Dinner and Theater event. Cost is $35 per person and includes dinner and admission to the show. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Francouer Theater, and dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. in the Stubnitz Lab Theater. Assistant Professor of English Dr. Julie Barst will be presenting on the topic of Wilde’s art, and there will be opportunities to meet the cast members and director. For questions about the dinner theater event, call the SHU Alumni Office at 517-264-7143.

The event is co-sponsored by Harry “Dusty” Steele Independent Financial Advisor, Monaghan P.C. and Plante Moran.

Tickets are limited for the dinner and theater event. For general ticket information, call 264-7890 or purchase tickets online at