Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Now Playing at Theatre Calgary

The Oscar Wilde play is both hilarious and socially insightful with a cast of eccentric characters.

The cast of The Importance of Being Earnest (Photo: Trudie Lee)

The timeless, full-of-wit classic, The Importance of Being Earnest, is now playing at Theatre Calgary for your date nights out at Max Bell Theatre until November 19, 2022.

Back are the beautiful multi-scene sets and full-blown costumes at Theatre Calgary for a date night you won’t soon forget. Enjoy an evening of theatre laughing out loud with your date, there’s no better way to bond!

(L-R) Emily Howard, Kathleen Faith Ballangan, Christopher Duthie, Michael Rolfe in The Importance of Being Earnest. (Photo: Trudie Lee)

Have a date night at Theatre Calgary

Already a regular at the theatre, or looking to explore something new, we want to make sure you enjoy this unique date night! Theatre Calgary has hooked up datenight readers with their very own discount code to see the show for 20% off with a drink in hand.

Clink link above or use discount Code: DATENIGHTYYC. Valid for any show Oct 29 – Nov 19, any price level except Rush. Drink tickets will need to be picked up at the Box Office on the night of the performance.

Looking for even more theatre dates?

We’ve set up a discount that gets you access to The Importance of Being Earnest as well as upcoming productions of Little Women (December 7-31st), and Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville (April 18-May 13, 2023) for 25% off!

Clink link above or use discount Code: DATENIGHTTC. Valid for ANY price, ANY night for The Importance of Being Earnest, and any night except the opening nights of Little Women and Margaritaville.

(L-R) Michael Rolfe, Emily Howard, Christopher Duthie, Kathleen Faith Ballangan in The Importance of Being Earnest. (Photo: Trudie Lee)

The show

The Importance of Being Earnest is a tale of mistaken identities, rapid–fire wit, and cucumber sandwiches. Wealthy gentlemen Jack and Algernon have chosen to lead double lives to evade the tedium of polite society. However, when they attempt to win the love of two women who declare they will only love a man called Ernest – chaos begins.

The cast includes  Christopher Duthie, who is performing as Algernon Moncrieff, Michael Rolfe as fellow cad John Worthington, Emily Howard as Gwendolen Fairfax, Valerie Planche as Lady Bracknell, Kathleen Faith Ballangan as Cecily Cardew, Shari Wattling as Miss Prism, Kevin Rothery as Reverend Canon Chasuble, David Sklar as Lane, and Duval Lang as Merriman.

This production is directed by Bronwyn Steinberg in her directing debut for Theatre Calgary. The gorgeous set was designed by Anton de Groot and the exquisite costumes were designed by Ralamy Kneeshaw. 

(L-R) Michael Rolfe, David Sklar, Duval Lang, Christopher Duthie in The Importance of Being Earnest. (Photo: Trudie Lee)

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Check out Theatre Calgary for tickets and even more shows on the schedule this season and follow along here for all things date ideas in the city.

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