“The Importance of Being Earnest” follows two friends, Algernon (played by Joe Brack) and “Ernest” (Travis Hudson), though it quickly comes out that Ernest’s real name is Jack; the moniker Ernest is one that he takes on whenever he leaves the countryside, where he’s charged with the care of a pretty young ward named Cecily (Lizzi Albert), to go cavort in town and flirt with the beautiful Gwendolen (Kathryn Elizabeth Kelly), with whom he’s desperately in love. Algernon is immediately delighted by this discovery of a double life, as he has his own duplicitous device of an imaginary invalid friend to use an excuse to get out of engagements. Algernon is the more boisterous of the pair, and Brack plays up Algernon’s ridiculousness to great effect: He bounces up and down on a chaise with glee, he skips across the stage, he makes faces when his monstrous aunt, Lady Bracknell, isn’t looking. Balancing him out is Jack, who isn’t the straight man to his comedy partner so much as a subtler, more indignant shade of ridiculous. Hudson takes a few minutes to get into his portrayal of Jack, but he hits his mark when Gwendolen appears and he, with shaking hands and eyes oozing terrified affection, proposes to her.