Ensemble Theatre Company of New York to Present DIVERSIONS & DELIGHTS, 3/5-8
The limited run production will play five performances (March 5th - 8th) at Stage Left Studio, 214 West 30th Street, 6th Floor, NY, NY 10001.
Go to http://www.stageleftstudio.net/cms-view-page.php?page=diversions-and-delights for details and ticket information.
This will be the first NYC professional production of DIVERSIONS & DELIGHTS since Vincent Price performed it on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in April, 1978.
Oscar nominated writer John Gay's one person play DIVERSIONS & DELIGHTS follows an exiled Oscar Wilde after his imprisonment. In need of money and under the pseudonym "Sebastian Melmouth", Wilde appears at a small concert hall on the Rue de la Pepinier in Paris, France, on November 28, 1899. At the beginning, Wilde amuses the audience with his wit, but as the evening progresses, he reveals truths about his fame, wealth, family, and how he lost it all for "the love that dare not speak its name".
DIVERSIONS & DELIGHTS is described as "...FUNNY...WITTY...TOUCHING..."
It originally premiered July 1977 in San Francisco and toured more than 300 cities during the next three years starring Vincent Price. The show has rarely been performed since then and Executive Director Kevin G. Shinnick says, "We are honored that the 90 year old author has trusted THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY OF NEW YORK with his play."
Star CRAIG DUDLEY (Member, Actors Equity Association) embodies Oscar Wilde. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Mr. Dudley received a scholarship to the American Theatre Wing. Mr. Dudley has performed in several productions at The Old Globe in San Diego, under the direction of Adrian Noble. Mr. Dudley has also performed in NYC at The Roundabout Theatre Company and The New York Fringe Festival as well as at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, The Coconut Grove Playhouse, The Fulton Opera House, The Kennedy Center, and many others.
His television credits include Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, One Life to Live, Gimme a Break and Exiled. He co-produced and appeared in a theatrical documentary about actor Sir Derek Jacobi.
The play will be directed by Kevin G. Shinnick (AEA, SAG-AFTRA), and will feature original music by Bobbie Lee Crow III, as well as incidental piano music by Frank Scott Holley.
Stage Left Studio is an intimate and comfortable 40 seat performance space located at 214 West 30th Street, 6th Floor, NYC NY 10001, in Midtown Manhattan just a few blocks from Penn Station.
The play will be performed:
THURSDAY, MARCH 5 AT 11 AM
FRIDAY, MARCH 6 AT 8 PM
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 AT 2 AND 8 PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 8 AT 3 PM
Tickets are $18 (plus $2 ticketing surcharge). Preorder tickets at:
http://www.stageleftstudio.net/cms-view-page.php?page=diversions-and-delights STUDENT ,SENIOR , and GROUP RATES available.