Oscar at the Crown, a queer musical/nightclub experience inspired by Oscar Wilde, began performances at Brooklyn’s 3 Dollar Bill January 18. The theatrical experience comes from the minds of the queer performance collective The Neon Coven’s three co-founders: creator and star Mark Mauriello, composer and choreographer Andrew Barret Cox, and director Shira Milikowsky.
Oscar at the Crown is set far in a dystopian future, where little has survived save for sequins, reality TV, and the complete works of Oscar Wilde. The show aims to challenge social media-obsessed sensibilities of today and push attendees to dance in the face of fascism.
Flip through photos of the production below:
Photos: Oscar at the Crown Off-Broadway
Mauriello stars as Wilde, with Zofia Weretka, Michelle Geosits, Brandon Looney, and Jada Temple as Vicki, Ramona, Sonja, and Erika (names Real Housewives obsessives may recognize), Kerri George as Constance, David Merino as Bosie, and Brandon Alberto, Kayla Brock, Samara Cohen (a.k.a Princess Lockeroo), Lyric Danae, and Sarah Lewandowski as the Exiles.
The creative team also includes set designer Tekla Monson, lighting designer Calvin Anderson, costume designer Mateus Forte, and sound designer Shannon Slaton.
For more information, visit TheNeonCoven.com.