Sun July 4, 2010
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, by Moises Kaufman - Part 1
Our story this week is about the consequences of language, and of speaking an open truth in a closed society.
Oscar Wilde was arguably the father of the sound bite: the master of the bon mot, who is still widely quoted more than a century after his death. When he was put on trial and charged with "gross indecency" in the spring of 1895, Wilde brought his wit to the stand, with disastrous results. Starring Julian Sands, Peter Paige, Ian Ogilvy, and Simon Templeman as Oscar Wilde. From LA Theatre Works.