Staged Reading: GROSS INDECENCY By Moises Kaufman
Join us on April 15, 2017 for a staged reading of GROSS INDECENCY By Moises Kaufman. Directed by Nancy Curran Willis, the play deals with Oscar Wilde's three trials on the matter of his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas and others, which led to charges of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons". The play uses real quotes and transcripts of the three trials.
The first trial was a private prosecution for criminal libel brought against Douglas's father the Marquess of Queensberry by Wilde himself (which he lost); the second and third were on the resulting criminal charges against Wilde, with the second reaching no verdict and the third resulting in a conviction and sentence to hard labour.
The staged reading series was designed to highlight lesser-known or rarely produced works with a focus on telling stories which create dialogues or tackle important social issues. The series provides a platform for important voices to be heard and for our artists and audiences to engage with the Performing Arts at The Umbrella in a new and exciting way. Past titles include Angels in America by Tony Kushner, Looking for Normal by Jane Anderson, and Third by Wendy Wasserstein.
Other 2017 Staged Readings Include:
May 19, 2017
By Brandon Jacobs Jenkins
Directed by Justin J. Sacramone
04/15/2017 - 7:30pm