February 10 – 26
C33: The Queer Story of Oscar Wilde's Undoing
A New Play 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 everything 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.
Duration: 2 hours plus a 15 minute intermission
CLOSE CAPTIONS AND AUDIO DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 24, 25, & 26. for info email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
C33, Oscar Wilde – Christopher Ferrill
George Alexander, George Bernard Shaw, Sir Edward Clarke – Steve McNally
Alfred "Bosie" Douglas – Jules Good
C34, Ned Carson – Fury Sheron
Frank Harris, Judge – Maya Gelting
Robbie Ross – Bob Porzio
Reggie Turner – Kyle Aarons
John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry – Tim Young
Director – Jen Nelson
Set & Lighting Designer – Billy Butler
Costume Design – Margherita Giacobbi & Barbara Newton
Stage Manager – Jayna Wheeler
Assistant Stage Manager – Isabella Heffron
Dramaturg – Alex Bickerstaff