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Toronto: Tickets now on sale to the Village Players’ 50th season opener “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Village Players is very excited to open our 50th season with Oscar Wilde's peerless classic, The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Anne Harper. It runs from Friday, September 8, until Saturday, September 30.

The seemingly respectable Jack and the dandy figure Algernon court Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Having invented a reprobate ‘brother’, Ernest, Jack has led a double life in London using his sibling’s name. With much wit and great charm, Wilde satirizes and punctures the hypocrisy and artificiality of Victorian society.

Visit for ticket prices, show times, and to buy tickets online. You can also make reservations over the phone (416-767-7702) and pay at the box office when you arrive.

With the likely return of COVID and flu season, we continue to offer FIVE performances at which masks will still be required inside the theatre at all times, with FOUR having house capacity limited to 50%. These are shown in green and blue in the accompanying diagram. At all performances we will be running our enhanced ventilation system which brings in fresh air and features a UVC-light virus killer designed for hospitals.

We will be celebrating Opening Night with not just wine and cheese but a bubbly toast to the start of our 50th season, and would love volunteers, actors and indeed patrons from years past to join us for the evening!

We can't wait to see you!  –Julie Rush, producer

P.S. We hope you so love the show that you want to upgrade your ticket to a 3-4-or-5 show subscription. 

 • A Sting in the Tale by Brian Clemens & Dennis Spooner, November 3-25, 2023

 • Social Security by Andrew Bergman, January 12-February 3, 2024

 • Marjorie Prime by Jordin Harrison, March 1-23, 2024

 • The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson, April 26-May 18, 2024

If so, please come to the Box Office during intermission or after the show and we will be happy to assist. If you want to subscribe in advance, either click this button to subscribe online, or pop by the theatre to pick up a season brochure and mail it in the traditional way!