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Performing Arts Guide (2018-2019)

A guide for students, faculty, and community members interested in using library and other resources in preparation for attending or as a follow-up after enjoying a CSU student performance.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

About the Play

Written By: Oscar Wilde

Directed By: Russ Borski

Synopsis: The second theatre production is Oscar Wilde’s classic The Importance of Being Earnest, running February 21 – March 3, 2019 in The Outcalt Theatre. This "trivial comedy for serious people" uses humor to play with themes of society, marriage, and relationships. With mistaken identities, plot twists, and madcap action, this cheeky production is directed by Russ Borski. 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 – DINNER AND A SHOW. $25.00 packages by pre-reservation only in collaboration with Elements Bistro on Euclid. Pre-reservation only through Playhouse Square. No walk ups. For details CLICK HERE.

Performance Dates: February 21 - March 3, 2019 at The Outcalt Theatre

Playhouse Square Event Page

The Importance of Being Earnest Performed by Belhaven University Theater 2010

For more information ...

To order tickets, call 216-241-6000. You can also purchase online at

The Playhouse Square Ticket Office is located in the State Theatre lobby and is open Monday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours vary for evening performances and will also vary during the summer months.


$15 General Admission
$25 Dinner and a Show (for specific dates only* -  limited availability, no walk-ups)