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SDPAC’s dinner theatre production The Importance of Being Earnest one week from opening


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Southern Dance and Performing Arts Company (SDPAC) will premiere its latest production, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, next Friday night, July 8.

Being presented as a dinner theatre, all shows will take place at Harvey’s on Noble in Sylacauga. Show dates are July 8-9 and July 14-16.

Dinner will start to be served at 6:00 p.m. every night with the entertainment to follow around 7:00 p.m.

Many consider The Importance of Being Earnest to be Wilde’s most famous work. Set in 19th-century Britain, the romantic comedy takes a critical look at the time period’s social norms. With sometimes scathing and often sarcastic viewpoints, Wilde’s witty farce offers a “running commentary on class, money, family, marriage and relationships, economics, social hypocrisy, education, religion, the decline of the aristocracy, and the rise of commerce in late Victorian England.”

SDPAC’s rendition of The Importance of Being Earnest is co-directed by Celia Blanchard and J. Patrick McDonald and features nine cast members.

Tickets include both the dinner and the show for $45 a person. Seating is limited and tickets must be bought in advance. To secure tickets, you can purchase them by going to, calling (256) 245-1669, or visiting the SDPAC studio located at 109 N. Broadway Ave.

SDPAC, as a program of the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement (SAFE), is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a solid and focused experience for each student – on and off stage – providing unique performing arts programs such as ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, hiphop, and musical theatre.

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