“Wretched Little Brat” is based on actual historical testimony, sets out the origins of what was known about gay Victorian life and how the sensationalised Wilde became the common understanding – the abnormal norm which impacted so negatively not only on the lives of those surrounding Wilde, but on perceptions and prejudices for generations to follow. Would Wilde and “Bosie” be imprisoned today – probably? Was theirs the epitome of ‘gay life’ or was it a salacious, mad episode of excess, exploitation and extremes with many victims and lasting consequences?
Written by Brian Merriman
Directed by Mark Finley
Produced by TOSOS
Sunday Nov. 20 3:00 pm
(2 hours 20 minutes with intermission)
70 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
(b/w 2nd Ave and Bowery)
Admission is free
Seating is limited, please arrive early
The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival celebrates positive LGBT identity through theatre and the contribution of gay people, past and present, to the arts. Founded in 2004 with the aim to create new opportunities for visibility and affirmation of emerging LGBT artists and theatrical works with an LGBT theme or relevance, the festival has grown to become the largest event of its type in the world. www.gaytheatre.ie
Downtown Art (http://downtownart.org/) seeks to build a creative community around values of equity, diversity, and civic engagement.
TOSOS (“The Other Side of Silence”) (www.tososnyc.org) is dedicated to preserving the theatrical heritage of the LGBT community through the development of new plays by emerging artists as well as revivals of established works. Our productions honestly explore the unique LGBT experience and cultural sensibilities in a life-affirming and respectful way.
We are a group of writers who love Irish and Celtic arts. Some of us are performers; musicians; actors; some of us are authors; some of us journalists. Check this out for a list of our writers!
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