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Gross Indecency:

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.

CastCrew
  • Oscar Wilde: Sam Wootten
  • with
  • Jackson Doran
  • Ryan Guhde
  • Evan Linder
  • Andrew Marchetti
  • Kevin Mayes
  • Paul Miller
  • David Roby
  • Tom Weber
  • Producers: Thomas J. Samorian and Kevin Bishop

Joseph Jefferson Awards

  • Outstanding Principal Actor (Play): Sam Wootten — (WINNER!)

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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