GARDINER — Open Book Players will present  “The Importance of Being Wilde,” a compilation theatrical piece that incorporates biographical information on the life of poet/novelist/playwright Oscar Wilde and snapshot samples of his literary works.

Edited and scripted by Walter R. Stump, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in the University of Southern Maine’s theater department, the piece premiered in Maine in 2002.

It is directed by Lucy Rioux, artistic director of Open Book Players, a resident theater company at Johnson Hall since 1996.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. 

Tickets, sold at the door, are $7 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors. For more information, contact Rioux at 441-3210 or [email protected]

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