Beth F. Milles will direct the drawing-room comedy, which begins performances April 10 and is scheduled to run through May 10 in the Chace Theatre.
Hantman will appear as Jack in a cast that also features Angela Brazil as Gwendolen Fairfax, Rebecca Gibel as Cecily, Karl Gregory as Algernon and Janice Duclos as Lady Bracknell with Stephen Berenson, Barbara Meek and Patrick Mulyran.
"Gwendolen loves Ernest, and so does Cecily. But wait, Cecily's intended is actually Algernon. And Gwendolen's fiancé is really Jack. So who is Ernest? In Wilde's best-loved comedy of manners, mistaken identities backfire and Lady Bracknell is not amused," according to production notes.
The Importance of Being Earnest will have set designs by Michael McGarty, costumes by William Lane, lighting by Russell Champa and sound design by Peter Hurowitz.
Tickets to The Importance of Being Earnest at Trinity Rep, 201 Washington Street in Providence, RI, are available by calling (401) 351-4242. For more information visit www.trinityrep.com.