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December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020
All Day
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This is a streaming event; you can watch at a time of your choice on December 4, 5, or 6.
Virtual Performance
Coralville, IA 52241

The Importance of Being Earnest
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The Importance of Being Earnest

Friday, December 4

Presented by City Circle Theatre Company

This production is professionally recorded and streamed directly
to your home.

In fashionable Victorian London, Jack and Algernon escape their responsibilities by leading adventurous double lives. It’s all good fun until both friends adopt the same alter ego! Suddenly two men named “Earnest Worthing” are wooing England’s most eligible young ladies. Just one step ahead of disaster, the friends must grapple with the hilarious consequences of their deception in this “trivial comedy for serious people.” Full of Oscar Wilde’s dazzling wordplay, this beloved comedy leaves no doubt that fact is more fanciful than fiction.
This performance is available for streaming on December 4, 5, and 6. You can watch the show at your convenience anytime on those dates. The performance won’t be available on other dates, so don’t miss it!

Click here to buy tickets

Commonly asked questions about watching an ON DEMAND virtual City Circle performance:

How do I purchase tickets?
Visit to purchase tickets to City Circle streaming performances (or click here). You’ll be purchasing your tickets through our partners at Select the performance name and the number of tickets you would like to purchase. You’ll pay with your credit card. Once your order is complete, you’ll receive an e-mail receipt with a link to view the performance. Please note that the performance is viewable only on the dates listed (it won’t be available on other days).
How many tickets should I purchase (e.g., What is a “device”?)
We ask that you purchase tickets just like you would at the theatre—one ticket for each person. Each ticket will allow one “device” (a computer, tablet, or iPad) to watch the show, so you can choose to watch together or separately. Please note that your tickets can’t be shared with friends—only one device per ticket will be able to view the performance.
How much do tickets cost?
Tickets are $12 for children and students, $15 for seniors over the age of 55, and $17 for adults. There is also a $25 “Supporter” ticket for those who would like to support the work of City Circle. Selecting the right ticket is on the “honor system”—thank you for choosing the correct ticket price, it makes City Circle possible.

When can I watch the show?
The Importance of Being Earnest will be available for streaming On Demand Friday, December 4–Sunday, December 6. You can view the performance at any time on those dates. The show won’t be available on other dates, so don’t miss it! The performance runs about 90 minutes.
How do I watch the show?
No special software is needed. When you purchase tickets, you will receive an e-mail confirmation from that contains a link for you to watch the performance. To view the performance, we recommend you use a device (computer, laptop, or iPad) that is connected to your wireless network or internet router. If you cannot locate your showtix4u email, please contact the Box Office as soon as possible and we will have it re-sent to you.
When you’re ready to watch the performance, use your favorite computer, laptop, or iPad to open your confirmation email and click on the performance link. You can also copy the link directly into your internet browser. The performance video will open and play in your internet browser. Please note that your individualized link cannot be shared with friends—only one device per ticket will be able to view the performance per ticket.

Please note that you must have Cookies and JavaScript enabled in your browser in order to watch the show. You can access this through your browser’s settings.

Is there a playbill for the show?
Yes! The playbill will become available the day before the show premieres. Visit the Earnest Event Page at that time to find the playbill link.
What if I have questions or technical problems?
Give us a call at 319.248.9370 and select option #1 for the Box Office, or send an e-mail to We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to assist.