Gross Indecency
by Moises Kaufmann
5th - 12th May 2006
~ Directed by Karen Janes ~

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In 1895 Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry for publicly maligning him as a sodomite, thus setting in motion a chain of events which culminated in Wilde's own conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency. Weaving together original courtroom transcripts with writings by Wilde and his contemporaries, Gross Indecency charts the tragic downfall of the most sophisticated man of Victorian letters at the hands of a society that was itself outwardly elegant and adventurous, yet inwardly deeply repressive and vindictive.
 
"Kaufman has dramatized Wilde's fall with the sort of rapier stylization that Wilde himself would have admired." (Time) .

Moises Kaufman is the founder and Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project. He teaches directing at the 42nd Street Collective. He is the winner of the 1997 Joe A. Callaway Award for excellence in the craft of direction and choreography.

Cast
Jordan BlaxhillWood, Mayor
Maggie BoxTaylor. Narrator
Alex BraceDouglas
Adam ChamberlainParker, Atkins
Ian HoughtonHarris, Queen Victoriam Press
Louise KemplenNarrator, Soloist
Andy KirtleyGill, Auctioneer, Judge
Mark JamesClarke
Chris JanesCarson
Pat LeeKaufmann, Narratot
Pippa CookeNarrator
Adam SimmondsShaw, Lockwood, Press
Patrick SunnersWilde
Roger WallsgroveQueensbury, Judge
Crew
Kate KeithProduction Secretary
Kate KeithAsst.Stage Manager
Tony MasonSound
Ken Allford & Andy HowellLighting
Shelagh MaughanWardrobe
Pat LeeProps
Diana WilkinsonPrompt
Chris Janes & Karen JanesSet Design
Mike Day & The MondaynightersSetbuilding