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The Importance of Being Earnest and Uncle Vanya

  • The Old Globe 1363 Old Globe Way San Diego, CA, 92101 United States (map)


The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. 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 Globe’s lavish production of this timeless classic offers the unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.”

Uncle Vanya

Vanya and his niece Sonya struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya’s brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and the lives of the entire family come undone. This Globe-commissioned world premiere translation, performed in an unusually intimate and conversational style, provides an up-close encounter with a classic of world drama that every theatre-lover must see.


The Old Globe
(619) 234-5623

The Importance of Being Earnest
Sunday, Tues, Wed at 7pm
Thur-Sat at 8pm
Sat-Sun at 2pm
Wed, Feb 21 at 2pm

Uncle Vanya
Sun, Tues, Wed at 7pm
Thur-Sat at 8pm (not available Feb 15)
Sat-Sun at 2pm

Theatre Week Offer

$30 Tickets (must purchase for both shows)

2-Show Package - See both classics for $60! Tickets are for Area B Plus for The Importance of Being Earnest, and Area B for Uncle Vanya

Available by phone only. Must mention promo code TheatreWeek for $60 discount package. Available for all performances February 15-25 (not available for Uncle Vanya on February 15). Subject to availability. Not valid for previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer.

Use Code: SDTW18 (phone sales only)
(619) 234-5623

Earlier Event: February 15
BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!)
Later Event: February 15
Cardboard Piano