The City Theatre Company presents Gross Indecency: The Three Trials Of Oscar Wilde
The City Theatre Company will present Moisés Kaufman’s celebrated stage play, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.
Gross Indecency tells the true story of the famed and unashamed writer Oscar Wilde, who in 1895 was accused of posing as a “sodomite” by the father of his young companion, Lord Alfred Douglas. Wilde fought the scandalous charge in court, but the tables quickly turned, and he found himself defending his career, art, morality, and ultimately, his life.
Playwright Moises Kaufman, author of The Laramie Project, weaves together news articles, biographies, and interviews to recreate the harsh reality of Victorian past; but also create new light and relevancy on the downfall of the 19th century’s most recognized playwright and novelist, and his unquestioning view on the acts of love and beauty.