February 10 – 26
C33: The Queer Story of Oscar Wilde's Undoing
By Alex Bickerstaff
Directed by Jen Nelson
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
At the height of Victorian Decadence, Oscar Wilde was the poster child of the cultural revolution – and on Valentine's Day 1895, he had it all. The fame, the fortune, the family, the boyfriend on the side, the bitter rival on the warpath, the play premiering in the West End, and the love of the public. He lost it all in 3 short months. C33 tells his downfall from two perspectives: the linear story of historical events, and the murky headspace of Reading Gaol, the infamous hellhole where - in Lock C, landing 3, cell 3 - Oscar Wilde served 2 years for his crime of Gross Indecency (being gay, and writing gay stories) alongside violent criminals and death row inmates.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm
General Admission: $27
Students / Seniors (65+): $24
This show is included in our subscription packages.
Our neighbor "Puddle Dock" restaurant is offering a 10% discount on food and free parking to Players' Ring patrons! Visit their website to reserve, and present your ticket when you ask for your check.