A Wilde Affair is Recalled in My Scandalous Life, Opening at the Irish Rep Feb. 6

News   A Wilde Affair is Recalled in My Scandalous Life, Opening at the Irish Rep Feb. 6
 
Thomas Kilroy's My Scandalous Life, which reflects on the life of Oscar Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, officially opens Feb. 6 at the Irish Repertory Theater.

Des Keogh
Des Keogh Photo by Carol Rosegg

John Going stages the new play by Irish playwright and novelist Kilroy, which began previews Feb. 2 and will continue through March 6 in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre.

My Scandalous Life features Des Keogh as Lord Alfred Douglas and Fiana Tiobin as Eileen, an Irish maid.

Set during WWII, My Scandalous Life, according to the Irish Rep, "tells the story of Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde's beloved Bosie, who, overcome with memories of the notorious love affair that rocked England, struggles to examine the mysteries of his own identity. Forever linked to Wilde… the scandal... the violent trials which led to Wilde's imprisonment... the guilt... and the subsequent half-century he lived after Wilde, who died alone in Paris in 1900, Bosie searches for the very personal meaning of a life forever the subject of endless conjecture… As his wife Olive lies dying upstairs, Lord Douglas displays unexpected depths of feelings, as he copes with his marriage, his memories of Oscar, and the tragic fate of his only son."

The production has set design by Charlie Corcoran, costume design by David Toser, lighting design by Michael O'Connor and sound design by Zach Williamson.

Kilroy's plays include The Death And Resurrection Of Mr. Roche, Sex And Shakespeare, Double Cross, The Madman Macadam Travelling Theatre and The Secret Fall Of Constance Wilde.

Tickets are $30 and are available by calling (212) 727-2737 or online at IrishRep.

The Irish Rep is located at 132 West 22nd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, in Manhattan.

Des Keogh and Fiana Toibin
Des Keogh and Fiana Toibin Photo by Carol Rosegg
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