The Footlight Club wraps its 142nd season with Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people,” The Importance of Being Earnest. This farcical comedy set in late Victorian era London, in which the leading characters maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations is the perfect cap to the season. The play premiered in February 1895, in London, while the Footlight Club was enjoying it’s 19th season! Earnest does not tackle serious social and political issues, something of which contemporary reviewers were wary, however it went on to be critically and commercially successful, and ultimately, Wilde’s most popular work.
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