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Aquila Theatre to Perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” at UW

March 14, 2012 — Aquila Theatre will perform a bold interpretation of "The Importance of Being Earnest" Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Tickets cost $26 for the public and $23 for senior citizens and students. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (307) 766-6666. Tickets also are available in-person at the Wyoming Union ticket office.

Oscar Wilde's most famous play is an audience favorite. It portrays razor-sharp wit in a dizzy romantic comedy. "The Importance of Being Earnest" tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, both young men, who have taken to bending the truth to add excitement to their lives and to secretly escape the social expectations of the English upper class exemplified by Lady Bracknell.

Based in New York City, Aquila Theatre creates bold interpretations of classical plays for contemporary audiences. The New York Times describes the theater "as a classically trained, modern hip troupe." Aquila is the professional company-in-residence at the New York University's Center for Ancient Studies.

Aquila presents a regular season of plays in New York, performs at international festivals and tours approximately 70 American towns and cities each year. It also produces an extensive educational program on performing and producing classical plays through schools, workshops and rural and urban communities.

Aquila Theatre will perform a bold interpretation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium March 23.

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