In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. Drawing from trial documents, newspaper accounts, and writings of the key players, Moisés Kaufman ignites an incendiary mix of sex and censorship, with a cast of characters ranging from George Bernard Shaw to Queen Victoria herself.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
JB Blanc as George Bernard Shaw
Dakin Matthews as Narrator 1
Ian Ogilvy as Carson/Others
Peter Paige as Lord Alfred Douglas/Others
Julian Sands as Clarke/Others
Simon Templeman as Oscar Wilde
John Vickery as Marquess of Queensbury/Others
Douglas Weston as Atkins/Narrator 2
Matthew Wolf as Frank Harris/Others
Includes an interview with playwright Moisés Kaufman.
Directed by Brendon Fox. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in November of 2009.