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The Importance of Ernest by Carlos Dengler

Two halves split and meet over the course of half an hour. 

If you love The Importance of Being Earnest, you may like The Importance of Ernest, although probably only if you also like Stoppard, Eno, and Ionesco. (Let's throw Brecht in there for good measure.) 

An exploration of identity, consciousness and the nature of performance, The Importance of Ernest is a half-hour monologue delivered by a reimagined character talking to an imaginary character, and the audience surrounding him. Or is it the other way around? 

In any case, during the monologue we watch as the character's Persona, seeking to divest itself of its trappings, dives into the stony, cylindrical abyss of Shadow - only to find its blue-blooded, mellifluously-tongued, sartorially-resplendent image reflected back to itself in the murky, cobalt pool at the bottom of the well.

Walker Theatre

Friday July 20, Saturday July 21, and Sunday July 22 at 7pm

For reservations, please contact reservations@gradactingalumni.org. Please include the name of the show in the subject line, and the date and time of the performance you wish to attend. Admission is free.

Earlier Event: July 21
The Road to Ramses by Grant Harrison
Later Event: July 22
iNEGRO by Kareem M. Lucas