SBCC Theatre Arts Department will present a student showcase production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, directed by Katie Laris, Nov. 9-19 in the Jurkowitz Theatre.

Though written in 1895, “The Importance of Being Earnest” remains one of funniest and most engaging comedies ever written. The play tells the story of three couples all trying to unlock the secret to their beloved’s heart, even if that may involve a little deception, and quite a bit of flattery.

The play is filled with unforgettable characters, twisted plots and exceptional wit.

The cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest” features Matt Addeman, Lexie Brent, Sydney Davidson, Luke Hamilton, Augustus Miller, Alfred Smith, Ben Watkins, Mary Wesseley, and Grace Wilson.

Performances are 7:30 p.m, Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m Sunday Nov. 13 and Saturday Nov. 19. The 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 performance will be live-captioned for the hearing-impaired. Buy tickets online at or by phone, 805-965-5935.

The Jurkowitz Theatre is on the West Campus of Santa Barbara City College, 900 block of Cliff Drive. Parking is free. Due to the intimate nature of the Jurkowitz Theatre, no late seating is permitted. Refer to the website for updated covid protocols.