The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present a free video of its performance of One Hour with ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ May 3-August 29.

A YouTube link to the recently completed production will be available starting at 12 p.m. (noon) May 3 at smc.edu/theatreperformances. The video is free to view at any time of day until midnight August 29.

Written by Oscar Wilde and adapted by Dr. Adrianne Harrop, the satirical play skewers social hypocrisy with a story of two young men — each claiming to be named Ernest — who win the hearts of two women who fall in love with the wrong Ernest. As the bachelors struggle to keep up with their own stories, they become entangled in a tale of deception, disguise, and misadventure.

The play, first performed in 1895, is considered Wilde’s best dramatic achievement. The SMC production is directed by Dr. Harrop.

Submitted by Grace Smith