Urbinati's Wilde Adaptation West Moon Street Opens April 23 | Playbill

News Urbinati's Wilde Adaptation West Moon Street Opens April 23 West Moon Street, Rob Urbinati's play based on Oscar Wilde's novella "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," opens April 23 at the Hudson Guild Theatre. The play, directed by Davis McCallum, is presented by Prospect Theater Company through May 20.

Judith Hawking, 2006 Drama Desk mominee for the Mint Theatre's A Soldier's Wife, stars as Lady Windermere. Also featured in the cast are Michael Crane, Avi Glickstein, Jocelyn Greene, Melissa Miller, Glenn Peters, Alex Webb and David Ruffin as Lord Arthur.

The design team includes Lee Savage (sets), Naomi Wolff (costumes) and Lily Fossner (lights). Original incidental music is composed by Russell M. Kaplan.

Press notes describe the play as such: "Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy — just down from Oxford and engaged to be married — until a fateful evening at Lady Windemere's when a mysterious palm-reader predicts a shocking turn of events."

West Moon Street was recently presented in a staged reading as part of The Acting Company's "Salon Series," also directed by McCallum.

Oscar Wilde published the story "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" in a collection in 1891, just after his first and only novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in 1890, and just prior to his first play, Lady Windermere's Fan, which opened in February 1892. Urbinati's plays include Hazelwood Jr. High, directed by Scott Elliott for the New Group; Cruel & Barbarous Treatment, adapted from the short story by Mary McCarthy; Miss Julie in Hollywood, adapted from the Strindberg play; and The People Speak, adapted from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove's "Voices of a People's History of the United States," all for the Culture Project.

McCallum previously directed Unbound: The Journals of Fanny Kemble (2005) and The Belle's Stratagem (2003) for Prospect. Other recent projects include Quiara Hudes' Pulitzer finalist play Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue at the Culture Project, Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House at the Cleveland Play House, Noah Haidle's A Long History of Neglect at McCarter's Berlind Theater, The Belle's Stratagem for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice at New York Stage & Film.

Hudson Guild Theatre is located at 441 West 26th Street. Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.ProspectTheater.org.

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