Oscar Wilde — The Importance of Being Earnest
This is how Oscar Wilde described the philosophy of `The Importance of Being Earnest`, his most sparkling, witty and light-hearted play of aristocratic manners and high society.
To avoid family duties, Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented Bunbury, a sick relative who frequently calls him away. His friend Jack Worthing has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest, confusion takes a hold and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag before Jack and Algernon can discover the truth behind the deceit.
In a brilliant expose of social follies, Oscar Wilde has written the most delightful, timeless comedy of them all.