Smothered by the social pressures of country life, Jacqueline "Jack" Worthing regularly assumes the identity of a man named Ernest to escape to London. As Ernest, they fall in love with the sophisticated Gwendolen and is about to propose when their double life is unveiled by Algernon, Jack's carefree friend. Learning of Jack's precious ward Cecily, Algernon also poses as Ernest in order to infiltrate Jack's country estate and woo her. The Ernests struggle to keep up with their own stories and must reckon with the disapproval of Gwendolen's mother, the stern Lady Bracknell. Chaos and hilarity ensue.
A classic farce with a genderqueer twist.