Corin Redgrave, the star of the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams's Not About Nightingales, will perform in Oscar Wilde's De Profundis as part of a May 16 benefit for the Actors' Fund of America.
De Profundis is Wilde's letter of reproach to Lord Alfred Douglas, his lover and the man who led to the playwright's trial and subsequent imprisonment for "gross indecency." Wilde wrote it while jailed at Reading Gaol.
Redgrave currently plays the sadistic warden of a different sort of prison in Nightingales at Circle on the Square -- the theater in which the benefit will take place.
Redgrave brought the solo show to Houston's Alley Theater on April 26 in conjunction with the company's production of Gross Indecency. Tickets are $45. For information, call 1-800-386-3849.
--By Robert Simonson