by Oscar Wilde

We will offer you an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s notorious short story that proposes a theory for whom Shakespeare might truly have written his infamous Sonnets.

We’re thrilled to be kicking off Gay Pride Week NYC with this event that cleverly explores love in all its many forms.

This theatrical adaptation (by David Staller) will include an evening of poems, sonnets, and snippets from Wilde and Shakespeare!

This short play will include a brief song soirée with some of our community’s most provocative and vibrant performers.

Directed by Mark Waldrop.

Click HERE to read this short story, along with other works by Wilde.

by Oscar Wilde

To honor the first Monday of NY Pride Week, we’ll be presenting an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s notorious short story that offers a theory regarding who Shakespeare might truly have written his infamous Sonnets about. In Wilde’s hands, the inspiration for the world’s most famous poems is a beautiful young actor in Shakespeare’s company. In attempting to prove this theory, three men face their most secret fears and even death.

Shaw and Wilde were friends, often inspiring each other with their work. Shaw helped finance Wilde’s legal defense, and later was one of the only journalists determined to keep Wilde’s name as a major artist in the press.

THE PORTRAIT OF MR W.H. will feature Jay O. Sanders, Thom Sesma, and A.J. Shively!

The evening will feature special performances by Machine Dazzle, Ed Goldschneider, and Brian Charles Rooney!

Join us for this evening of delights with Songs, Poems, and a Script-In-Hand performance of this play!

All are welcome! General Seating.

When: June 24, 7 pm. ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Where: Symphony Space, NY. 95th and Broadway
Box Office: ‭(212) 864-5400‬