A Woman of No Importance


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jul 8, 2018 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Oscar Wilde Season
Run Time:2 hours, 35 minutes (including intermission)


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the season of Oscar Wilde productions from London’s Vaudeville Theatre. The series will kick off with “A Woman of No Importance” showing in Sedona on Sunday, July 8 at 4 p.m. on screen at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Olivier award-winner Eve Best and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy “A Woman of No Importance” directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret.

First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirized the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

“One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.” — Oscar Wilde

Critics are raving about “A Woman of No Importance”:

“Wonderfully moving and sublimely funny!” — The Independent

“A compelling start to Dominic Dromgool’s Wilde season.” — The Times

“Eve Best is outstanding!” — Sunday Times

“What a treat!” — Daily Mail