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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST as a Gay Love Story & Dinner at Inaka Restaurant

Come see a play THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST reimagined as a Gay Love Story (and join us for dinner before the show at Inaka Restaurant)

Oscar Wilde was a writer with brilliance to burn, but even he never surpassed THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, perhaps the wittiest play to ever grace the stage. This clever Queer Classics reimagining of Wilde's comic masterpiece recasts the four lovers as dashing gay men, making the play more hysterically fabulous than Wilde could've imagined in his lifetime. Called a "trivial comedy for serious people," the play finds two young bachelors, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, taking on the same "Ernest" alias in hopes of wooing the objects of their affection. The scheme, of course, goes comically awry, leading to outrageous -- and hilarious -- repercussions.


Please buy your ticket BEFORE you RSVP for this show on this Meetup group so we know you are definitely coming.

CLICK HERE to get your ticket from Goldstar for $5 + $2.50 Goldstar fee. 

If discount tickets are sold out you can purchase full price tickets for $10 + $1.75 service fee from the theatre by CLICKING HERE for Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Get your tickets quickly before the show is sold out. Arrive early - no late seating.


Philip Orazio as Algernon Moncrieff

Grant Jordan as Cecily Cardew

Mason McCulley as Gwendolen Fairfax

Boone Platt as John Worthing


JOIN US FOR DINNER before the show at 6:00PM at:

Inaka Restaurant
131 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Inaka Restaurant has been serving organic countryside Japanese cuisine - no sugar, eggs or animal fat - for close to three decades. Dishes include soups like Kabocha pumpkin, mixed bean, fish soup, specialty salads include Hijiki (sea vegetable) salad, entrees include fresh fish, Yakisoba noodles, wok fried vegetables, mixed vegetable plates with brown rice, Japanese style Hot Pots including Yosenabe, Nabeyaki and Ozoni, and of course deserts and bancha tea. 

Inaka bowls are a mix of daily beans, kabocha pumpkin, oshitashi (marinated greens), Hijiki (sea vegetable) salad, and tofu over brown rice. Side orders are available too including deep-fried tofu garnished with oshitashi and radish. Inaka has a seasonal selection of fresh fish also.

Take a look at the menu HERE and the 4 star Yelp reviews HERE


There is limited parking near Inaka Restaurant. You might try the Trader Joe's Market or Ralphs Market south of the restaurant on La Brea Ave. at 3rd St. Be sure to read the street signs. Parking is not allowed on La Brea Ave. from 4:00PM to 7:00PM, and some residential streets restrict parking to permit holders only.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS from Inaka Restaurant to the theatre:

To get directions and a map from Inaka Restaurant to the Let Live Theater CLICK HERE

I look forward to seeing you soon.  Namaste!


This event is crossposted in other Meetup groups.

You'll also have the chance to meet:

4 Members from "Los Angeles Gay Theatre-goers (and friends) !"

A total of 10 people are expected to attend!

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  • Casey K.

    Thank you all so much for coming and supporting Queer Classics! Your comments about the show are wonderful and we've got some very exciting news coming...stay tuned and maybe we'll get to see you all again in July! :) for updates! Really wonderful to have you there! Big hugs to you all!

    June 21, 2014

  • Rodger

    Loved the play. Quirky but fun. Very talented cast

    June 20, 2014

  • Louis

    Dinner was great. The show was fantastic. Very talented actors and witty play.

    June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My restaurant ETA is about 6:20. Hurrying.

    June 19, 2014

  • Gary I.

    As of Tuesday, June 3rd, 1:00am, Goldstar tickets are sold out. You have to go to the Theatre website to pay $10 plus processing charge.

    June 3, 2014

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