OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name
OBERON Shows, Special events
April 15 and 16; April 17, 2015
Created by Mark Mauriello
In May of 1895 poet and celebrity Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years hard labor. The career, persona, and world Wilde created for himself shattered in an explosion of public scandal and intimate anguish. In his love-torn fall, Oscar was neither the first nor the last. Tonight, it could be your turn. But, quick before it all falls apart.
 
Journeying from pop party to abstract performance, OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name offers a glimpse into the mind of the man behind the reputation, ultimately breaking apart the distinctions between performer, character, and inspiration. 
 
OSCAR... is presented as a developmental work in association with the Harvard Department of Special Concentrations and the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club.
 
#OSCARatOBERON
 
 
"Feasting With Panthers" - Music and Lyrics by Andrew Barret Cox: 

DEMO: "Feasting With Panthers" from OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name

The Chorus // OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name

CAST/STAFF
Oscar Wilde ... Mark Mauriello
Constance Wilde ... Lorin Zackular
Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas ... Charlie Mantione
Robbie Ross ... Michael Gellman
Lillie #1 ... Caroline Lellouche
Lillie #2 ... Michelle Geosits
Lillie #3 ... Page Axelson
The Disciples
Dorian Gray ... Nate Friant
John Gray ... Simon Kiser
Willie Hughes ... Gabe Martinez
Edward Shelley ... Thomas Peterson
 
Created by Mark Mauriello
Original Music ... Andrew Barret Cox
Executive Producer ... Sara Rosenburg
Assistant Director ... Garrett Allen
Stage Manager ... Cate Agis, Taylor Starr
Music Supervisor ... Sam Pottash
Pianist ... Dylan MarcAurele
Production Designer ... Daniel Prosky
Costume Designer ... Haley Vigil
Asst. Choreographer ... Madison Dildine
Advisor ... Jill Johnson


 

"To quote Oscar himself, 'He fascinated everybody worth fascinating.' I found his story to be particularly apt for a performance work because so much of it is about just that, performance - Oscar performing as a cultural icon during his lifetime, the way he performed the 'role' of Oscar Wilde, performance in terms of his sexual identity and the culture of his time forcing that underground." More

"At long last, Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences has approved the proposed theater, dance, and media concentration after months of deliberation. Harvard students can declare the new major this fall, but senior Mark Mauriello, 22, already had a jump start." More

"It’s fitting that the Harvard senior will soon portray Oscar Wilde: As a budding playwright, Mauriello reminds us of the man he’s playing." More

"Wilde’s rise and fall mirrors the elusiveness of fame today, more than a century later, and the danger of living our lives so constantly in the spotlight. It also captures the timeless fervor of lust and young love, and the lengths to which we go when we find ourselves caught up in unhealthy but intoxicating relationships." More

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Ticket prices

$15-35

Run time

90 minutes

Venue

OBERON 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Box Office: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

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