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OCU Theatre in ‘Earnest’

Oscar Wilde's most widely produced play “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be staged April 4 through 14 in Oklahoma City University’s Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center at N.W. 24th Street and Blackwelder Avenue. The play is a co-production by the OCU School of Theatre, Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park.

Show times are 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20 and are available at the box office website at or by calling (405) 208-5227.

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a farcical comedy in which the main characters maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations.  Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make “The Importance of Being Earnest”  Wilde’s most enduringly popular play.

There will be an opening night ceremony April 5 to celebrate the 90th year of Oklahoma City University School of Theatre productions and its inaugural Hall of Honor inductions.  Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the Wanda L. Bass School of Music atrium.

Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple and include admission to that evening’s showing of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

The inaugural class of Hall of Honor inductees includes Lakshmi Manchu, Donald Jordan, Jonathan Beck Reed, Harold “Chip” Ulich and Cathy O’Donnell.