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Bridging the Christian Tradition with Oscar Wilde

Importance of Being Earnest cast members Bryan Berrens and Katie Liggon
photo: Steve Walker/KCUR
Importance of Being Earnest cast members Bryan Berrens and Katie Liggon

For seven years, the organization Imago Dei has been an active advocate of the arts while maintaining a philosophy that also embraces the Christian faith. With their latest stage production, though, the group steps a little outside their comfort zone with a play written by the infamous Oscar Wilde.By Steve Walker


Kansas City, MO – The Importance of Being Earnest June 19-21, Knox Presbyterian Church 9595 W. 95th St., Overland Park KS 66212 June 26-28, Location TBD Shows nightly at 7 pm, Saturday matinee at 2 pm For more information: 913-233-0266. Imago Dei is Latin for "the image of God" and also the name of the ecumenical organization in Kansas City that seeks to bridge the gulf between Christian tradition and the performing, visual and literary arts. This week, the theater branch performs the classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. While the play's content may not be all that controversial, its author could be: Oscar Wilde. As Wilde himself said: "If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh; otherwise, they'll kill you."

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