THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
Adapted by John Osborne from the novel by Oscar Wilde
Gulfport Little Theatre is proud to present The Picture of Dorian Gray directed by William Keith Gregory II. The show runs September 11-14 at the theatre at 2600 13th Avenue in Gulfport, with curtain at 7pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and a matinee performance Sunday with curtain at 2pm. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors/military/veterans, and $10 for students and children.
A play adapted for stage by John Osborne from the novel written by Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a dramatic story of money, youth, and morality. Set in late Victorian London, Picture revolves around Dorian Gray, a wealthy and egocentric, yet naive man whose everlasting beauty overshadows all who surround him. After sitting for artist Basil Hallward, Dorian Gray is plagued with anxiety by the eternal youthfulness of his portrait. Morally corrupt socialite Harry Wotton justifies Dorian's dark descent for perfection by stating as long as one is young, beautiful, and wealthy enough, one can get away with anything. "Youth... there is absolutely nothing else in the world." As Dorian spirals into a life of debauchery, he and the audience are left to wonder if he is capable of recapturing the innocence of his youth.
GLT’s production of The Picture of Dorian Gray includes a number of Coast stage veterans, with Julian Wilkey in the title role, Arthur Bailey as Lord Henry “Harry” Wotten, and Clayton Pennylegion as the painter Basil Hallward. Ashlee Campbell is Dorian’s jilted fiancé, Sibyl Vane, and Gail Preston plays the Duchess of Harley. Arthur Bailey is Assistant Director along with Christina Sobolewski who is also Stage Manager. Lighting and sound is under the direction of Sarah Bartos.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 228-864-7983 or online at www.gulfportlittletheatre.org.