The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
By Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre Company
Directed by Stephen M. Genovese
July 27 – August 26, 2007
presented at The Heartland Studio
In April 1895, Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensbury, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England's reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment. For within a year, the bewildered Wilde himself was on trial for acts of "gross indecency" and -implicitly- for a vision of art that outraged Victorian propriety.
In this stunning work of theater — a smash hit Off-Broadway — Moisés Kaufman turned the trials of Oscar Wilde into a riveting human and intellectual drama.
Joseph Jefferson Awards
- Outstanding Principal Actor (Play): Sam Wootten — (WINNER!)
Gross Indecency Production Photos:
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Rave reviews for Gross Indecency:
"Genovese's terrific nine-man cast transforms a history lesson into an immediate confrontation between art and life." (Highly Recommended)
–Lawrence Bommer, Chicago Reader
"[The actors] do not disappoint... A powerful and joyous revelation." (3 Stars)
–Scotty Zacher, Gay Chicago Magazine
"Well paced and fluid ... never a dull moment."
–Fabrizio Alemeda, New City
"Sam Wootten has (Wilde) down pat"
–Kay Daly, TimeOut Chicago