The Importance of Being Earnest (in 30 minutes)
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
adapted by Jason Pizzarello

Productions (34)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7 actors possible: 3-5 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: A garden.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-375-5

The Importance of Being Earnest (in 30 minutes)
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
adapted by Jason Pizzarello

(4)
Productions (34)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7 actors possible: 3-5 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: A garden.

In this one-act adaptation of Oscar Wilde's beloved romantic comedy, the stakes are even higher and the deadlines even tighter for poor Jack Worthing, whose alter ego "Ernest" comes back to haunt him in the form of his rakish friend Algernon Montcrieff, who adopts the false identity to woo Jack's ward Cecily. But Jack-as-Ernest has just proposed to Algernon's cousin Gwendolen, to the great disapproval of her mother, the rigid Lady Bracknell. When the two ladies -- both engaged to Ernest Worthing -- meet up, chaos ensues. All the wit of Wilde in less than half the time.

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In this one-act adaptation of Oscar Wilde's beloved romantic comedy, the stakes are even higher and the deadlines even tighter for poor Jack Worthing, whose alter ego "Ernest" comes back to haunt him in the form of his rakish friend Algernon Montcrieff, who adopts the false identity to woo Jack's ward Cecily. But Jack-as-Ernest has just proposed to Algernon's cousin Gwendolen, to the great disapproval of her mother, the rigid Lady Bracknell. When the two ladies -- both engaged to Ernest Worthing -- meet up, chaos ensues. All the wit of Wilde in less than half the time.

  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7 actors possible: 3-5 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: A garden.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-375-5

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JAN 26, 2018 - JAN 26, 2018
Richard Montgomery One Acts
Rockville, MD United States
Richard Montgomery One Acts Rockville, MD United States
JAN 18, 2018 - JAN 27, 2018
Jordan High School
Jordan, MN United States
Jordan High School Jordan, MN United States
NOV 01, 2017 - DEC 15, 2017
Saint Cloud Middle School Theatre
St. Cloud, FL United States
Saint Cloud Middle School Theatre St. Cloud, FL United States
OCT 20, 2017 - OCT 20, 2017
Baldwin School Of Puerto Rico
Bayamon, PR United States
Baldwin School Of Puerto Rico Bayamon, PR United States
OCT 01, 2017 - NOV 03, 2017
Cibola High School
Albuquerque, NM United States
Cibola High School Albuquerque, NM United States
APR 26, 2017 - APR 29, 2017
American Community School Of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
American Community School Of Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
MAR 10, 2017 - MAR 24, 2017
MSAD 1: Presque Isle High School
Fairfield, ME United States
MSAD 1: Presque Isle High School Fairfield, ME United States
FEB 28, 2017 - MAR 01, 2017
Singapore American School
Singapore, Singapore
Singapore American School Singapore, Singapore
JAN 27, 2017 - JAN 29, 2017
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District
Glyndon, MN United States
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District Glyndon, MN United States
JAN 26, 2017 - JAN 28, 2017
Thomas Edison High School
Alexandria, VA United States
Thomas Edison High School Alexandria, VA United States
JAN 06, 2017 - JAN 07, 2017
The Harker School
San Jose, CA United States
The Harker School San Jose, CA United States
DEC 07, 2016 - DEC 07, 2016
Verona Area Middle Schools
Verona, WI United States
Verona Area Middle Schools Verona, WI United States
DEC 05, 2016 - DEC 05, 2016
Wylie isd
Abilene, TX United States
Wylie isd Abilene, TX United States
OCT 28, 2016 - OCT 29, 2016
Faith West Academy
Katy, TX United States
Faith West Academy Katy, TX United States
JUL 30, 2016 - JUL 31, 2016
Mulvane Wildacts Community Theater
Mulvane, KS United States
Mulvane Wildacts Community Theater Mulvane, KS United States
JUL 20, 2016 - JUL 20, 2016
Camp Eagle Wing
Whiting, ME United States
Camp Eagle Wing Whiting, ME United States
MAY 20, 2016 - MAY 20, 2016
Calvary Christian Academy
Philadelphia, PA United States
Calvary Christian Academy Philadelphia, PA United States
MAY 18, 2016 - MAY 18, 2016
Beverly High School
Beverly, MA United States
Beverly High School Beverly, MA United States
MAY 07, 2016 - MAY 07, 2016
EPIC
Cincinnati, OH United States
EPIC Cincinnati, OH United States
APR 20, 2016 - JUN 20, 2016
Memorial Composite High School
Westlock, AB Canada
Memorial Composite High School Westlock, AB Canada
MAR 04, 2016 - MAR 05, 2016
Calvary Lutheran High School
Jefferson City, MO United States
Calvary Lutheran High School Jefferson City, MO United States
JAN 26, 2016 - JAN 29, 2016
De Smet High School
De Smet, SD United States
De Smet High School De Smet, SD United States
JAN 23, 2016 - FEB 06, 2016
Keokuk Community School District
Wapello, IA United States
Keokuk Community School District Wapello, IA United States
JAN 23, 2016 - FEB 12, 2016
Eveleth-Gilbert HS Drama Guild
Eveleth, MN United States
Eveleth-Gilbert HS Drama Guild Eveleth, MN United States
JAN 13, 2016 - JAN 15, 2016
St. Francis Xavier Secondary
Mississauga, ON Canada
St. Francis Xavier Secondary Mississauga, ON Canada
NOV 20, 2015 - NOV 21, 2015
Dundalk High School
Baltimore, MD United States
Dundalk High School Baltimore, MD United States
NOV 19, 2015 - NOV 20, 2015
DeLand High School
Deland, FL United States
DeLand High School Deland, FL United States
OCT 29, 2015 - OCT 30, 2015
Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
Virginia Beach, VA United States
Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School Virginia Beach, VA United States
OCT 15, 2015 - OCT 22, 2015
Adairsville High School
Adairsville, GA United States
Adairsville High School Adairsville, GA United States
APR 28, 2015 - MAY 01, 2015
Mill Valley High School
Shawnee, KS United States
Mill Valley High School Shawnee, KS United States
FEB 28, 2015 - FEB 28, 2015
York Comprehensive High School
York, SC United States
York Comprehensive High School York, SC United States
NOV 21, 2014 - NOV 22, 2014
Illinois State University
Normal, IL United States
Illinois State University Normal, IL United States
NOV 15, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
Moorhead Jr. High
Conroe, TX United States
Moorhead Jr. High Conroe, TX United States
NOV 07, 2014 - NOV 12, 2014
New Salem - Almont High School
New Salem, ND United States
New Salem - Almont High School New Salem, ND United States
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JAN 26, 2018 - JAN 26, 2018
Richard Montgomery One Acts
Rockville, MD United States
Richard Montgomery One Acts Rockville, MD United States
JAN 18, 2018 - JAN 27, 2018
Jordan High School
Jordan, MN United States
Jordan High School Jordan, MN United States
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