The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Earnest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Earnest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise, and misadventure.


The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best-loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage.


Come and see Penguin Productions' fresh take on this quirky tale, breathing new life into this iconic (and hilarious) play.  

"I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner, the butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly, it is the only way to eat them."

Performing -
July 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31

Please take a look at the safety protocols below and be aware

of what will be expected when you come to the show.


Guidelines and Safety Procedures

  • The 5G's Theater space is outdoor and the audience will be seated in the outdoor space.

  • We are following rules set by Oregon OSHA in combination with CDC recommendations and county ordinances.  (All of our staff and volunteers will be wearing face coverings.) 

  • All tickets will be sold as "General Admission" and our staff will be assigning specific seating areas upon arrival.

  • Chairs are provided which are cleaned and sanitized between each performance, audience members are also encouraged to bring their own chairs.

  • Please make sure to maintain at least 6ft of distance between you and anyone outside of your party at all times. 

  • Pre-prepared and sealed food and drink will be available for purchase, the audience is also welcome to bring their own outside food and drink. 

If you have any questions, please CONTACT US


Covid Symptoms - please stay home

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home to protect both yourself and others. Symptoms include cough, chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of sense of taste or smell.


By purchasing tickets, you agree to follow the health and safety guidelines set forth by Penguin Productions.​​