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Cincinnati Shakespeare’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” Earns LCT Nomination

In a classic tale of romance and folly, two beautiful ladies are pursued by two dashing gentleman, but the gentlemen’s brother and friend complicate matters – especially since they don’t actually exist. One of the funniest comedies in the English language, The Importance of Being Earnest provides an examination of the hypocrisies and conventions of a so-called well-mannered society.

Panelists praised Jim Hopkins’ cross-dressing performance as Lady Bracknell  as “hilarious, specifically because his straightforward delivery of the part allowed the humor and absurdity of the role to shine through.” “Nicely rounded and unexpectedly restrained.” The play as a whole was described as “a delightful performance that successfully captured the lightness and humor of Oscar Wilde’s play.”

The Importance of Being Earnest continues through December 16th. Tickets can be purchased at www.cincyshakes.com.

Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.