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Picnic Theatre Company’s The Importance of Being Earnest

On June 13, 14 and 15, 2018, please join Courage for Kids and Picnic Theatre Company at Dumbarton House in Georgetown for Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining 1895 comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”! This classic social satire features two carefree bachelors, each with a carefully hidden double life that quickly unravels.  Silliness ensues with jealous fiancées, whimsical ingénues, scheming society matrons, and the most famous handbag in theatre history.
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Bring a blanket for garden seating. Feel free to bring snacks with you. Wine, water, soft drinks and refreshments available on-site. Enjoy cocktails, music and refreshments outdoors at 6:00; the one-act performance begins at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds from the performance benefit preservation & education efforts of Dumbarton House, one of Georgetown’s finest examples of Federal period architecture, and Courage for Kids, providing back packs filled with school supplies to at-risk children in Washington D.C.

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WHEN: Wednesday, June 13 – Friday, June 15, 2018

6:00 p.m. – Cocktails
7:00 p.m. – One-Act Performance Begins

Rain or shine (if rain we’ll be in the Bellevue ballroom).


Dumbarton House
2715 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Ph. 202-337-2288


Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Please click to purchase tickets.

Directed by Steve Rochlin

Nova Daly • Robert W. Gerber • Charles Kovatch • Emily Lenzner • Katrina Manson • Daniela Kelley McInerney • Kevin Rooney • Christina Sevilla

About The Picnic Theatre Company:

Since 2010, The Picnic Theatre Company, comprised of Washington professionals by day and thespians by night, has performed cocktail garden party theatre for charity throughout the D.C. area. Past sold-out performances include Moliere’s The Hypochondriac, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals, An Evening With Anton Chekhov, An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Langdon Mitchell’s The New York Idea, Lux Radio’s Casablanca, and An Evening in the Twilight Zone. Picnic Theatre Company has been called “one of the culture party hybrids taking Washington by storm” by the Washington Post, and “a quick hit of classic theater” by the Washington City Paper.

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Dumbarton House
2715 Q Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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