Happy first anniversary to Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Winner of the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play, Moises Kaufman's look at the downfall of playwright Oscar Wilde opened June 5, 1997 at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre (after transferring from the Greenwich House Theatre, May 20, 1997).
It's been a gala year for Wilde, what with a film starring Stephen Fry currently making the art-house scene, and Liam Neeson in Broadway's The Judas Kiss, which has already recouped its investment.
Gross Indecency, written and directed by Kaufman, currently stars Edward Hibbert ("Frasier") as Wilde, with Bill Dawes, Robert Blumenfeld, James Coyle, John McAdams, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Greg Steinbruner and Don Wildman.
For tickets ($29.50-$47.50) and information on Gross Indecency at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane, call (212) 420-8000.
-- By David Lefkowitz