Penn State Harrisburg to present “The Importance of Being Earnest”

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Credit: Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will present its fall play “The Importance of Being Earnest,” on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 at 7:30, and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre (SEC Building) on campus.

"The Importance of Being Earnest" is one of Oscar Wilde's most renowned comedies. It tells the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.

The play is directed by Robert Campbell. It includes mild adult content.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for Penn State Harrisburg students. For more information, visit