by Oscar Wilde
Emma-Theater, Season 2012/13
Adaptation Alexander Frank
Directed by Alexander Frank
Stage & Costume Design David Gonter
Choreography Etienne Aweh
Dramaturgy Maria Schneider
Patrick Berg (Oscar Wilde)
Alexander Jaschik (Dorian Gray)
Thomas Kienast (Lord Henry Wotton)
Oliver Meskendahl (Basil Hallward)
Maria Goldmann (Sibyl Vane)
Based on the novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde, Alexander Frank adapts his very own version of the story for the stage. In DORIAN GRAY writer Oscar Wilde is incarcerated and recalls his trial and what brought him into this prison. Using the original novel and text from the real trial of Oscar Wilde, an intensive and intimate play unravels, that disects notions of megalomania, self-hate, love and homosexuality.
A disturbing tale of a young man’s uncanny ability to remain both young and beautiful while descending into a life of heartless debauchery, DORIAN GRAY was considered proof of both Wilde’s genius and his perversion. His scandalous best-seller of 1891 was one of the most damning pieces of evidence used against him in the trial that brought about his downfall.
Pictures © Uwe Lewandowski (1-17) / Robert Schittko (18-21)