October 05, 2018

Catholic University’s Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art has two popular comedies lined up for its fall performance schedule: The Importance of Being Earnest and Legally Blonde.

Written by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest is a humorous commentary on 19th century society. The play, which is directed by Rex Daugherty, a D.C. based actor and director, focuses on two young gentlemen, Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing, who both pretend to be a man named Ernest to win the affection of their sweethearts.

The Importance of Being Earnest will be performed in Hartke Theatre, at 3801 Harewood Road, N.E. Washington, DC, Oct. 4 through Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 6 and Oct.7, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Legally Blonde follows the story of Elle Woods, a popular sorority girl who enrolls in Harvard Law School. The award-winning musical, which is directed by Jay Brock, associate dean of undergraduate studies and head of Musical Theatre, features music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and book by Heather Hach. It is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and 2001 film, both of the same name.

Legally Blonde will be performed in Hartke Theatre Oct. 27, Nov. 2, and Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., and on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Tickets are $40 for premium seats; $25 for general admission; $20 for seniors, Catholic University alumni, faculty and staff, and members of the military; and $10 for students. For more information, visit the school's website or call 202-319-5414.

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