MTWORKS' THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Genre: Classical, Drama, Lesbian+Gay
Written by Oscar Wilde, adapted and directed by Glory Kadigan

 The Picture of Dorian Gray is transformed into an erotic cautionary thriller in Glory Kadigan's new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's infamous novel. 

The young Dorian's innocence and beauty are remarkably captured in painter Basil Hallward's latest masterpiece. Basil's friend Lord Henry Wotton and Dorian are stunned by the painting displayed before them. When Lord Henry points out the painting's beauty will never fade yet the young man's will, Dorian makes a deadly wish: that the painting grow old in his place while he remains forever young. His wish is granted. Set in the late 1800’s, this classic Gothic tale explores the superficial nature of society, and the value of youth and beauty.

 
For Mature Audiences Only. Adult Situations/Nudity.

About the Company: Maieutic Theatre Works

Maieutic Theatre Works (MTWorks) is an award-winning not-for-profit theatre company based in NYC that premieres distinctive new plays, bringing Broadway caliber to Off-Off Broadway audiences since 2006. Now home to both emerging and established theater professionals, MTWorks' mission is to birth new plays inspired by playwrights and regions outside of New York.

 

Past productions include Rich Rubin's Costa Rehab at the WorkShop Theater, directed by Shelly
Feldman; FLASHBACKS a 5th year anniversary celebration at the June Havoc Theater, directed by David
Stallings; David Stallings’ The Family Shakespeare at the June Havoc Theater, directed by Antonio
Minino; The 2011 National NewBorn Festival hosted by The City College of New York; Underworld IV
hosted by Tym Moss (TalkRadio's Artists Exposed) at The Triad NYC (Benefit); Cody Daigle’s A Home
Across the Ocean at Theatre Row, directed by Dev Bondarin; Carol Carpenter’s Good Lonely People at
The Robert Moss Theatre (Winner of 3 Planet Connections Theatre Awards; Best Supporting Actress, Best
New Playwright, Activist Award), directed by Diánna Martin; David Stallings’ Barrier Island at Center Stage
NY, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2010 National NewBorn Festival at Asya Geisberg Studio, various
directors; Underworld: Duets, hosted by Tony nominee Willy Falk (Miss Saigon) at The Triad NYC (Benefit)
; 4 Variations of Mee at Manhattan Children’s Theatre, various directors; Louise Flory's Look After You at
The SoHo Playhouse (FringeNYC 09), directed by David Stallings; Jacqueline Goldfinger's The Oath at The
Arclight Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2009 National NewBorn Festival at The ArcLight Theater,
various directors; Into the Underworld: A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music, hosted by Katie Adams
& Julie Bieber (Wicked) at The Triad NYC (Benefit); David Stallings' Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell at The Connelly
Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea (FringeNYC 08); Cody Daigle's Providence at The Rock Theatre, directed
by Ian Crawford; Underworld: A Night With Broadway's Understudies, hosted by Law Tarello (The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) at The D-Lounge (Benefit); The 2008 National NewBorn Festival at
The Payan Theatre, various directors; David Stallings's Arpeggio at The 45th Street Theatre, directed by
Cristina Alicea; The 2007 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; and David
Stallings’ Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs at The Rock Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea. www.mtworks.org


Cast: Eric Percival, Christopher Leidenfrost, Francesco Andolfi, Francesco Andolfi, Will Schnurr, Erin Soler
Preview:   03/27/13
Open:   04/01/13
Close:   04/14/13

Schedule:
Week 1:
Wed, Mar 27 @8p

Week 2:
Sun, Mar 31 @3p; Sun, Mar 31 @8p; Mon, Apr 1 @8p; Tue, Apr 2 @8p;
Wed, Apr 3 @8p

Week 3:
Sun, Apr 7 @3p; Sun, Apr 7 @8p; Mon, Apr 8 @8p; Tue, Apr 9 @8p;
Wed, Apr 10 @8p

Week 4:
Sun, Apr 14 @3p

Theater:   The WorkShop Theater
Address:   312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Manhattan Theatre Works         Official Web Site: www.mtworks.org
Heather Massie has many New York credits, including THE QUEEN'S KNIGHT (Jean Dalrymple Best Supporting Actress), Kaa in THE JUNGLE BOOK, and Juliet in ROMEO AND JULIET. She moved to the city last year after having worked with theatres across the country, including Allenberry Playhouse, Mill Mountain Theatre, Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival, and California Theatre Center.
  David has been involved in New York Theater for the past seven years as both a playwright and actor. He has worked with several theater companies; including Prospect Theater Company, Early Stages and Square Peg Theater Company. He is a founding member of Maieutic Theatre Works, and serves as their Artistic Director. David has written four full length plays. Folie a Deux, in which he also starred as Nathan Leopold, was produced in the fall of 2006 in New York City by Maieutic Theatre Works. Brandon Voss of HX Magazine called the play, "Riveting" and named Stallings as the "playwright and actor to watch". Other plays include Deceiving Chance, Anaϊs Nin Goes to Hell (1st Prize Winner Boston Theatre Works--Unbound Festival 2007), and Arpeggio. David is currently working on A Daughter of Israel, which will be featured in MTWorks 'NewBorn Festival' in January.

David has a BFA in theater from the College of Santa Fe, NM.

Maureen O'Boyle - Recent NY theater includes MTWorks’ The Oath this spring, Strangers at Dixon Place, and Shining City at Queens Theatre in the Park. Other NY credits include a week of 365 Days / 365 Plays at Judson Memorial Church and The Public Theater, Rosaline in Love's Labors Lost at the Looking Glass Theatre and Brecht’s Antigone at the Theater of the Riverside Church, plus several short films and a long list of Shakespeare productions and readings of new plays. Favorite roles include Skinner in The Castle with The Somnambulist Project and Toni in Pentecost with Burning Coal Theatre Company. Maureen studies voice with Ellen Weiss and acting with Larry Singer.

Kelly graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and The Stella Adler Studio with a BFA in Acting 

 Michael has been a presence in the downtown theatre and indie film scene in New York for over a decade.  He has appeared Off and Off-off Broadway in dozens of productions.  Most recently he appeared in Kitsch at the Theater for the New City, in Triboro Pictures short Blood Moon and in the Fine Living Network's reality show Bartender Wars (as "Pirate Mike").   Mr. Whitney played the role of Lucky in the s.u.n.Arts 2008 production of Attack of the Soccer Moms at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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