Full Length Play
Farce, Adaptations (Literature)
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s
Settings Of Play - A Front Parlour of a modest home on Camden Road, London, England, 1933 to 1940.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Scene work, Competition or audition material
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Senior
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Large Stage
A sequel to The Importance of Being Earnest. Chronicles the adventures of the two famous couples from Oscar Wilde's famous comedy. It is now 1933 when England and they, have fallen on hard times. A penniless Cecily and Ernest arrive unexpectedly on the doorstep of Gwen and Algernon's humble London abode. Panic ensues as this wild comedy of intertwining plots races to its farcical conclusion.
"Razor sharp wit...Sublime entertainment." - The Portland Downtowner
"Wonderfully inventive and true to its source." - The Rutland Daily Herald
"Rib tickling delight." -The Greenwich Journal
"A charming, stylish comedy." -WNEW Radio
"Stands on its own merry feet and need make no apologies to Oscar Wilde... Inventive and hilarious." - Hollywood Reporter
"Builds up to a crescendo of anti-climax that is one of the funniest bits in town." - New York Post
"A natural for regional theatre and summer stock. A delightful comedy drama. Will please audiences who never heard of Wilde. Hilarious!" - Variety
"A wonderful idea. An honest-to-God drawing room comedy that works!" - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Without Apologies was first presented at The Pittsburgh Playhouse at the Craft Avenue Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 16, 1983. It was directed by Alan R. Belknap. The play was subsequently presented at the Hudson Guild Theatre in New York City on February 12, 1989. It was directed by Edgar Lansbury.