Ken Ruta is performing a one-man show, Oscar Wilde: Diversions & Delights, which runs Mar. 11-Apr. 5 in Boston.
The show traces the life of the 19th-century Irish playwright, from his days as the toast of the town in Victorian England to his imprisonment for homosexuality.
It's a boom time for Wilde, theatrically speaking.
Last year marked the opening of Moises Kaufman's Off-Broadway hit about the writer's harrowing court trial, Gross Indencency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and now there's a new Broadway-bound David Hare play in London, The Judas Kiss, about Wilde's ill-fated affair with Alfred Douglas. In addition, Sir Peter Hall's production of Wilde's masterpiece about love and forgiveness, An Ideal Husband, is currently in its sixth year of performances and still running strong on London's West End.
Oscar Wilde: Diversions & Delights, is at the Copley Theatre, 505 Boylston St. For more information, call (617) 266-7262. -- By Rebecca Paller