Timothy Devery plays Algernon Moncrieff in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the first show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.
"The Importance of Being Earnest" will run Friday, Aug. 29 through Saturday, Sept. 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for youth age 18 and under. You can purchase tickets by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.
Question: Who is Algernon Moncrieff?
Timothy Devery: Algernon is an upstanding British gentleman. He wants to have fun and enjoy life. He doesn't take anything seriously except bunburying.
Question: What is funny about the play?
T.D.: This show was written so that it feels like an inside joke. Everyone speaks in such a manner that's so roundabout and humorous.