Gross Indecency:

The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Performances:

Dec 9 – 18, 2016
Thurs – Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3pm
Special performance Monday, Dec 12 at 7pm
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr

By Moisés Kaufman

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde takes a modern look at the life of a 19th century literary figure who was silenced and shunned during his lifetime and met a tragic end. The play uses documents of the past to uncover the story and bring him and his contemporaries to life.

In his Director’s Note, Brian Pastor argues that the work “carries broader significance than it did when it premiered.” With an excellent gender-blind cast and an intimate staging, Promethean Theatre Ensemble’s production ably supports Pastor’s claims….Jamie Bragg fearlessly leads a very talented cast with an excellent Wilde. From posture to diction to fine-tuned timing and delivery, she is witty, charming and fierce.

Christine Malcom

Edge Media Network

Promethean Theatre Ensemble’s production of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde serves as both an entertaining and moving night of theatre. 

Stephanie Dykes

Picture This Post

Bragg is subtle and flamboyant all at once, delivering Wilde’s epigrams with ease, shimmering with tearful awareness of the mortality and injustice that all the brilliance and defiance in the world cannot keep at bay.

Irene Hsaio

New City Stage

For how painful, current, and important Gross Indecency is, it’s also clever, dastardly, and fun. It simultaneously humanizes and deifies and incredible artist, and brings a great deal of thought and insight into his life and ours. See it – for the wit, the quotes, the poetry and beauty, the character work, or the stellar and outrageous dialects – see it. 

Wesley James

The Hawk Chicago

Promethean Theatre Ensemble’s new production of Gross Indecency is a fast-moving and compelling view of Wilde’s 1895 trials, conviction and imprisonment for the crime of homosexuality.

Nancy Bishop

Third Coast Review

Production Staff

Director: Brian Pastor*
Assistant Director: Tom Murphy*
Stage Manager: Lindsey Miller
Set/Props Designer: Jeremiah Barr*
Lighting Designer: Liz Sutherland
Costume Designer: Uriel Gomez
Composer: Matthew Bivins
Dialect Coach: Catherine Gillespie**
Movement Coordinator: Lyndsay Kane
Casting Associate: Charlie Hano

*Indicates PTE Ensemble Member

**Indicates PTE Artistic Associate

Cast

Jamie Bragg*

Jamie Bragg*

Oscar Wilde

Kevin Sheehan

Kevin Sheehan

Sir Edward Clark (and Others)

Jennifer L. Mickelson

Jennifer L. Mickelson

Narrator, Atkins, Wright & Others

Heather Smith*

Heather Smith*

Lord Alfred Douglas

Ross Frawley

Ross Frawley

Queensberry, Gill, Lockwood & Narrator

Kraig Kelsey

Kraig Kelsey

Narrator, Mavor, Marvin Taylor & Others

*Indicates PTE Ensemble Member

**Indicates PTE Artistic Associate

Cameron Feagin**

Cameron Feagin**

Edward Carson & Narrator

Steve Lords

Steve Lords

Narrator, George Bernard Shaw (and Others)

Kat Evans

Kat Evans

Narrator, Parker, Harris (and Others)