Identify characters’ quotations to win theatre tickets

University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see its production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy The Importance of Being Earnest.

The play’s run continues through Sunday at Essex Hall Theatre. Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit

To enter the contest, just match each quotation from the play to the speaking character. The winner will be randomly selected from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 11.

  1. A high moral tone can hardly be said to conduce very much to either one’s health or one’s happiness.
  2. I don’t quite like women who are interested in philanthropic work. I think it is so forward of them.
  3. I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
  4. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.
  5. The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
  1. Augusta Bracknell
  2. Cecily Cardew
  3. Gwendolen Fairfax
  4. Algernon Moncrieff
  5. Jack Worthing

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

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