“A comedy of bad manners” — that’s how the Roundabout Theater Company describes this mashup of the Importance of Being Earnest and Jersey Shore. Santino Fontana and David Furr, who play Algernon and Jack in Roundabout’s production of Wilde’s last, best play, stay in character as they recite some of the reality show cast’s most distinctively Jersey lines. As a Wilde fan and a native of Montclair, I found this more fun than a barrel of absinthe.
Yeah, I know — this has been out since late April. Why didn’t any of you tell me?