Shepaug Dramatics in Washington will present its production of Oscar Wilde’s wildly acclaimed comedic masterpiece, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Nov. 18-19 at 7 p.m.

The play will be staged at Shepaug Valley School on South Street.

The play tells the story of two young bachelors, John Worthington and Algernon Moncrieff, each of whom lives a double-life.

The men craft elaborate deceptions to whip up excitement in their lives, gaining the affection of Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew in the process.

The situation complicates itself as the men’s duplicity is revealed, all in jovial, side-splitting fashion.

“This play is intellectually fun, and this cast has a real appreciation for its tone,” said Kate Eddy, Region 12 educator and director of the play.

The all-student cast includes veterans of the Shepaug stage: Tegan Anderson, Thomas Bachelier, Madeline Gorra, Wilson King, Bridget Snyder and Lars Vikstrom, along with newcomers Jake Diller, Autumn Dion and Jack Roush.

Shepaug Dramatics was recently recognized at the Seven Angels Theatre’s Halo Awards ceremony for Best Specialty Ensemble, Here On Who, in the spring production of “Seussical the Musical.”

“We were thrilled to be recognized with a Halo award and delighted to see five members of that cast join Ms. Eddy in bringing ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ to the stage this fall,” said Beth Harvison, director of the performing arts program at Shepaug Valley School.

Tickets are $10.

For information or tickets, call the box office at 860-717-2444.