5th - 12th May 2006
~ Directed by Karen Janes ~
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.
|Jordan Blaxhill||Wood, Mayor|
|Maggie Box||Taylor. Narrator|
|Adam Chamberlain||Parker, Atkins|
|Ian Houghton||Harris, Queen Victoriam Press|
|Louise Kemplen||Narrator, Soloist|
|Andy Kirtley||Gill, Auctioneer, Judge|
|Pat Lee||Kaufmann, Narratot|
|Adam Simmonds||Shaw, Lockwood, Press|
|Roger Wallsgrove||Queensbury, Judge|
|Kate Keith||Production Secretary|
|Kate Keith||Asst.Stage Manager|
|Ken Allford & Andy Howell||Lighting|
|Chris Janes & Karen Janes||Set Design|
|Mike Day & The Mondaynighters||Setbuilding|
Photos by Steve Beeston Photography