‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Opens Feb. 12th

IMG-20190111-WA0004Ballyshannon Drama Society will present Oscar Wilde’s classic and much-loved comedy ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ in the Abbey Arts Centre on February 12th, 13th, 14th and 16th, before heading off to eight more festivals in the All Ireland Amateur Drama Festival.

Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history. The Ballyshannon Drama Society’s ingenious production of this timeless classic offers the unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.”


The cast includes several well-known, multi-award winning Ballyshannon regulars, and a few new faces!

  • Lane—Kevin Lilly
  • Algernon Moncrieff—Sean Donegan
  • John Worthing, J.P.—Terence McEneaney
  • Lady Bracknell—Rachel O’Connor
  • Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax—Louise Larkin
  • Miss Prism—Trish Keane
  • Cecily Cardew—Sinead Luke
  • Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.—Tony Liston
  • Merriman—Mark Kirby

Tickets are €10 on Feb. 12th and €12 on the 13th, 14th and 16th (concession €10). To book, call 0719851375.