Gross Indecency ** CANCELED **
written by Moisés Kaufman
directed by Josh Aaseng
** CANCELED **
In April 1895 Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England's reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment. For within a year the bewildered Wilde himself was on trial for acts of "gross indecency" and, implicitlyfor a vision of art that outraged Victorian propriety. Expertly interweaving courtroom testimony with excerpts from Wilde's writings and the words of his contemporaries, Gross Indecency unveils its subject in all his genius and human frailty, his age in all its complacency and repression.
"A multilevel study in public perceptions of class, art and sexuality as a portrait of one man's downfall, while retaining the pull of the old-fashioned courtroom drama."
Ben Brantley, New York Times
About Strawberry Theatre Workshop
Founded in 2004 by Greg Carter, Strawberry Theatre Workshop is a professional theatre company dedicated to socially engaged work of the highest caliber. Strawshop is a Stranger Genius Award winner, a six-time Seattle Times Footlight Award winner, and the only company to be nominated for a TPS Gregory Award for Outstanding Production four years in a row (2009-12), and Outstanding Ensemble three years in a row (2017-19). Known for its critically acclaimed productions of Our Town, The Normal Heart, Breaking the Code, The Elephant Man, Proof and The Laramie Project, Strawshop is anchored in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Strawshop is one of three resident companies in the new 12th Ave Arts building, which opened on Capitol Hill in 2015.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop is committed to the idea that the theatre is the people's place of aspiration, and that any voice from the stage is translated exponentially into conversations at coffee shops, bus stops, classrooms, and play fields. Strawshop is dedicated to the idea of ensemble, in the broadest sense of the word. Our ensemble does not only mean a resident company of workers, but a collective that includes our work, our audience, and our neighborhood. This is an activist stance. To be a good neighbor is to be a relevant neighbor, a responsible neighbor, and a vocal neighbor.
Title: GROSS INDECENCY
Previews: Thu-Fri May 28-29, 2020
Opens: Saturday, May 30, 2020
Plays: Thu-Fri-Sat and Mon, 7:30 pm
Matinee: Sun June 14 only, 2:00 pm
NO PERFORMANCE MONDAY JUNE 1
Venue: Mainstage Theatre at 12th Ave Arts
Address: 1620 12th Ave, Capitol Hill, Seattle
Ticket Prices: $36 General, $24 Mondays
Phone Sales: 1-800-838-3006
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