«Bunbury or the Importance of Being Earnest» is a comedy by Oscar Wilde. It is a play on words between being earnest and the name Earnest. Wilde unmasks the victorian mentality of class and origin as superficial ideas, by making us laugh. But it is also a serious and hence «earnest»matter, which I believe is still resonates today.
The stage design for the play was highly stylized and revolved around the red chair, where the elusive Earnest rested.