Gross Indecency

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The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

by Moises Kaufman
directed by Kym Moore

September 29 - October 9, 2011
8:00pm Thursday - Saturday
2:00pm Sunday matinee
Leeds Theatre

The TAPS and Sock & Buskin 2011-2012 season begins with Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. The same creative team who dazzled with last year's sold-out Pippin brings this 1997 courtroom drama by Moises Kaufman to life. Directed by Kym Moore, the play is based on the the three trials that would transform the life and legacy of the popular Victorian playwright Oscar Wilde. The playwas devised and written by Moises Kaufman with The Tectonic Theater Company in 1997. Kaufman and company constructed the piece using direct quotes from Wilde's astonishing body of work, including his plays, essays, personal correspondences, newspaper headlines, and the actual courtroom transcripts. The New York Times hailed Kaufman's play as "absolutely gripping," describing it as "a multilevel study in public perceptions of class, art, and sexuality as a portrait of one man's downfall." Moore's interpretation will be a visually stunning performance of an emotionally wrenching story.