by Oscar Wilde
“What’s in a name?”
Jack Worthing’s brother, Ernest, provides Jack with the excuse to escape from his dull home in the country to frolic in town. The home of Algernon Moncrieff’s friend Bunbury provides a convenient locale for taking adventures in the country. The problem? Ernest and Bunbury are imaginary. They are created by Jack and Algernon in order to disguise their own misdemeanours and avoid societal duties. Jack loves Gwendolen, Algernon loves Cecily, but both women are in love with two men named Ernest! Confused? Indubitably.
Performed at Nun’s Island Theatre, March 2009
Cast: Eoghan Cleary, Bernard Higgins, Joan King, Duncan Lacroix, Caroline Lynch, Zita Monahan, John O’Dowd and Emma O’Grady
Lighting Design: Mike O’Halloran
Poster: Maeve O’Shaughnessey
Mephisto gratefully acknowledge the support of the Galway Arts Centre in bringing this production to the Galway stage.