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, Moises Kaufman ignites an incendiary mix of sex and censorship, with a cast of characters ranging from George Bernard Shaw to Queen Victoria herself.
“A triumph…truth, purity, and simplicity suffuse [this] thoroughly engrossing new play…sweeps away cobwebs and distortions, allowing complex, credible human beings to emerge from history.” —Washington Post
“Stunning…taut, shattering, yet delightfully exuberant…altogether fascinating.” —NY Newsday.
Producing Ensemble Director’s Comments: I’ll never forget the first time I saw this show in New York. The amazing story of one of the world’s greatest writers, that touches not only on issues of sexuality, but also on the very nature of Art and how it defines the culture we live in. We are so excited to be teaming with the Department of Theatre and Dance at CU Boulder on this production in a collaboration that should be hugely valuable to all involved.
Gross Indecency is presented through the generous support of Goff & Goff, LLC.
Season 6 was presented through the generous support of Sacha Millstone, Senior Vice President,
Millstone Evans Group of Raymond James and Associates, Inc.