A world premiere stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray opens March 22 at the Irish Repertory Theatre. The limited engagement runs through May 6.
Commemorating the centenary of Wilde’s death, The Picture of Dorian Gray was adapted by Joe O’Byrne, who will helm the production. The show closely follows Wilde’s original novel, about a beautiful young man who leads a hedonistic, profligate life. Throughout, he remains the picture of youth, while all his emotional and spiritual crimes are transferred to a portrait of himself which he hides in the attic. The book was made into a movie starring Hurd Hatfield and George Sanders.
Dorian Gray stars Paul Vincent Black, Crispin Freeman, Nick Hetherington, Tertia Lynch, Colleen Madden, Paul Anthony McGrane, Daniel Pearce, Angela Pierce, Andrew Seear and Timothy Smallwood.
Tickets are $35-$40. The Irish Rep is located at 132 W. 22 St. Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. For tickets call (212) 727-2737.
—By Murdoch McBride