Marquette Theatre to present ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ Feb. 17-26

Feb. 10, 2023

Importance of Being Earnest posterMILWAUKEE — Marquette Theatre will present “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Friday, Feb. 17, to Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre.

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a beloved Oscar Wilde comedy classic. When Jack and Algernon expect to achieve romantic success by using the same pseudonym, hilarity ensues. This piece of theatre perfection is permeated with Wilde’s wit and his charismatic characters—from a tempestuous tea with Gwendolyn and Cecily to the biting rebuffs of Lady Bracknell... perhaps Miss Prism will put things right!

The show will run:

  • Feb. 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 19, 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase through the Marquette Theatre ticketing webpage. For more information about performances, please contact the Helfaer Box Office at (414) 288-7504 or

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Through the formation of hearts and minds, Marquette prepares our 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students to lead, excel and serve as agents of positive change. And, we deliver results. Ranked in the top 20% of national universities, Marquette is recognized for its undergraduate teaching, innovation and career preparation as the sixth-best university in the country for job placement. Our focus on student success and immersive, personalized learning experiences encourages students to think critically and engage with the world around them. When students graduate with a Marquette degree, they are truly prepared and called to Be The Difference.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or