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Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Set in 1920's Harlem

Directed by Kevin Connell
With Award Winning Sound Design by David Wright

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, the Harlem Shakespeare Festival in partnership with the Harlem Cultural Collaborative present The Importance of Being Earnest, set in 1920’s Harlem.

With high style, dynamic dialogue and the music that changed a nation, Oscar Wilde's fun-loving and hilarious comedy of manners is brought to life by a cast of nine Classically Trained Actors of Color who will provide us with a glimpse of America's Black Bourgeoisie in a time known as the Harlem.


DATE: Sunday, July 26, 2020

TIME: 4:00pm EDT | 1:00pm PDT

PLACE: Streamed Live on ZOOM | You can even Login to Facebook or YouTube to cheer the cast on and chat with friends and family! ✨

This award winning mainstage production of The Imporatnce of Being Earnest, set in 1920's Harlem, directed by Kevin Connell, was first produced by Take Wing And Soar Productions, Inc. in partnership with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group at the Poet's Den Theatre in East Harlem | June 2013. 📷 Photos by Hubert Williams