Theatre Department Brings “The Importance of Being Earnest” to Belhaven

February 8, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven University's Theatre Department announced the upcoming theatre production, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. Directed by Chair and Professor of Theatre Dr. Elissa Sartwell, this classic comedy will take place in the Blackbox Theatre February 22-March 2 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees showing on February 24 and March 2 at 2 p.m. 

Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” Wilde’s comedy of manners has entertained audiences for more than 125 years. Two dapper bachelors, Algernon and Jack, each create an alter-ego named Ernest as a way of escaping boring obligations at home. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who declare they could only ever love a man named Ernest. Jack and Algernon become increasingly tangled up in their own deception, and it might just take a miracle to set things straight. 

Showtimes include: 

Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
Thursday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for Belhaven University alumni and seniors, and complimentary for Belhaven University students, faculty, and staff and their immediate family. For information or to reserve tickets, email Tickets can be purchased at the door if seats are still available. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance time. 

This is just one of the many exciting events from Belhaven's School of Arts. Check out Arts Ablaze for plays, dance and music concerts, poetry readings, gallery exhibits and more happening this year.