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British comedy on Hylton Center stage Jan. 29

Aquila Theatre is an acclaimed British-American touring theater company that aims to make classical works accessible to many people.  The group will be at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Sunday, Jan. 29 for a 4 p.m. show of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Arrive at 3 p.m. and join in the pre-performance discussion in the Hylton Center’s Buchanan Partners Art Gallery.

“The Importance of Being Earnest” details the escapades of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, two wealthy young men who are members of Britain’s fashionable upper crust. Bored with their lives in the English countryside, they invent new personas as the fictitious Ernest and Bunbury to add excitement to their lives. The show is part of the Hylton Center’s Hylton Presents series Novant Health is the 2011-12 Season Sponsor of Hylton Presents.

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A scene from “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Hylton Center Jan. 29

Aquila Theatre was founded in 1991 by artistic director, Peter Meineck, who sought to create fresh, new interpretations of classical plays for contemporary audiences. Based in New York City since 1999, Aquila Theatre has been described as a “classically trained, modernly hip troupe.” It has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall, to the Ancient Stadium at Delphi, the Los Angeles Cathedral Plaza and the White House.

Visit the box office or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or go to The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Adjacent free parking is available. 


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