The Mills family invited us to this production in which some of them were performing. Thanks, Mills. We were not disappointed.
While I don't have any admiration for the man himself, Oscar Wilde (the man who wrote the play) was extremely clever. This particular play is a satire on Victorian society, mostly written tongue in cheek. Some examples:
ALGERNON [on right] We have.
JACK I should extremely like to meet them. What do they talk about?
ALGERNON The fools? Oh! About the clever people, of course.
JACK What fools!
Those are just some examples of Wilde's style of poking fun at people. The main storyline of the play follows two men, Jack and Algernon (pictured in the first photo). Each man adopts the name of the same imaginary person, Mr. Earnest Worthington, in order to woo the woman he loves. This duplicity brings complications:
(Meanwhile, the other "Ernest" is running into the same problems.)
ALGERNON Oh any name you like - Algernon - for instance...
CECILY But I don't like the name of Algernon.
ALGERNON Ahem! Cecily! Your rector here is, I suppose, thoroughly experienced in the practice of all the rites and ceremonials of the Church?
CECILY Oh yes. Dr. Chasuble is a most learned man. He has never written a single book, so you can imagine how much he knows.
ALGERNON I must see him at once on a most important christening - I mean on most important business.
And to find out how the imbroglio is untangled, you will have to read the play yourself. If any of you were motivated to read the play, let me know, okay. :)