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By Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal
Village News Correspondent 

'The Importance of Being Earnest' proves to be an excellent production


Last updated 2/19/2018 at 9:14am

two actors talking

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Algernon Moncrieff (Christian Conn) gets the details from Worthing (Matt Schwader) about his country ward, Cecily.

One can easily be put off by British humor. Too often it is a bit weird. After all, the Brits like Monty Python.

In this instance, even as confusion abounds on stage at The Old Globe's current offering "The Importance of Being Earnest" (directed by Maria Aitken), we are treated to the literary brilliance of Oscar Wilde's final work.

Under Aitken's clever direction we get to witness a very fine performance throughout. The British accent was so clear one never lost a moment of the dialogue thanks to voice coach David Huber allowing all of Wilde's clever punchlines to be understood while...

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