A dark Biblical tale of hubris, lust, and self-destruction, written in the inimitable voice of Oscar Wilde. The beautiful Salomé is King Herod’s stepdaughter, who helps her mother Herodias exact a gruesome revenge on the prophet John the Baptist. Wilde originally wrote this powerful one-act tragedy in French, and the play was so controversial that no theatre in England would produce it for nearly four decades.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
James Marsters as Iokanaan
Kate Steele as Salomé
John Vickery as Herrod
Rosalind Ayres as Herodias
Matthew Wolf as A Cappadocian/Page of Herodias/Various
André Sogliuzzo as The Young Syrian/Tigellinus/Various
Original music by Djivan Gasparyan and Lian Ensemble.
Includes a live post-performance discussion with director Michael Hackett and Wilde scholar David Rodes.
Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in January of 2014.