The Picture of Dorian Gray (Aguirre-Sacasa)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Aguirre-Sacasa)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Aguirre-Sacasa)

by: Oscar Wilde, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

by: Oscar Wilde, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Aguirre-Sacasa)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Aguirre-Sacasa)

by: Oscar Wilde, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

by: Oscar Wilde, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Overview

Oscar Wilde's Faustian tale of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth is updated as a bold, stylish, and bloody contemporary thriller. London, 1988: Preternaturally handsome Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by his college classmate, the on-the-rise artist Basil Hallwood. When their mutual friend Henry Wotton offers to include it in a show, Dorian makes a fateful wish—that his portrait should grow old instead of him—and strikes an unspeakable bargain with the devil. So begins Dorian's steady decline into a life of depravity, following a twisted path that will lead him towards sexual deviance, violence, and much, much worse. However, Dorian's vile acts are not reflected upon his own visage, but rather upon Basil's portrait, which seems to rot from within, every one of Dorian's sins warping it more and more. The portrait is Dorian's secret, and he will do anything to keep it hidden and safe—even kill, if he has to…

Authors

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was born in Dublin to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. While studying at Oxford, he was fascinated by the aesthetic movement and eventually became a proponent for L'art pour l'art ("Art for Art's Sake"), and wrote the award-winning poem Ravenna. After he graduated in 1879, he moved to Chel ...

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasais a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. His plays include: Doctor Cerberus(South Coast Rep, LA Theatre Works), The Picture of Dorian Grey(Roundhouse Theatre), King of Shadows(The Working Theatre), Good Boys and True(Steppenwolf, 2econd Stage Theatre, the O’Neill), Based on a Totally True Story( ...

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