Current Dinner Show:
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
adapted from the novel by Oscar Wilde
directed by David Heck
MATURE AUDIENCES SUGGESTED.
July 28-August 26
TheatreNOW, 19 S. 10th Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Friday & Saturday Nights at 7pm. Doors open 1 hour before
Complimentary Valet Parking
Dinner Tickets: $42
Show Only: $22
Mezzanine Show Only: $18
Discounts for seniors, students, military and groups.
PUT A CHILL IN YOUR SUMMER….
THE STORY: Oscar Wilde's Faustian tale of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth is updated as a bold, stylish, and bloody contemporary thriller. London, 1988: Preternaturally handsome Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by his college classmate, the on-the-rise artist Basil Hallwood. When their mutual friend Henry Wotton offers to include it in a show, Dorian makes a fateful wish—that his portrait should grow old instead of him—and strikes an unspeakable bargain with the devil. So begins Dorian's steady decline into a life of depravity, following a twisted path that will lead him towards sexual deviance, violence, and much, much worse. However, Dorian's vile acts are not reflected upon his own visage, but rather upon Basil's portrait, which seems to rot from within, every one of Dorian's sins warping it more and more. The portrait is Dorian's secret, and he will do anything to keep it hidden and safe—even kill, if he has to…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (from Wikipedia)
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (born 1973) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics and for the television series Glee, Big Love and Riverdale. He is Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics.
"The debauchery and gothic abandon of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's modern adaptation is such a sight for stingy eyes…it's very Grand Guignol…As Mr. Wilde said, the only way to rid oneself of a temptation is to yield to it, so sink into the dark pleasures and cheeky wit of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY." —Washington Times.
"Gritting, gripping, and at times gut-wrenching, this provocative adaptation transplants Wilde's characters from the late eighteenth century to 1980s London, but the scandalous, often shocking heart of the story remains." —Washingtonian.
"Stylish, sexy and unspeakably cool…brilliantly drawn…a thoroughly engaging collection of images…a clever take on a classic story. A smartly dressed, intriguing adaptation." —Metro Weekly.
(Courtesy Dramatists Play Service)
Grant Hedrick - Dorian Gray
Kendall Walker - Sibyl/Karen
Jay Zadeh - Harry
Kai Knight - Alan
Chandler Burns - Basil
Kat Rosner - Victoria
Julia Janssen - Christina
Derek West- Senator/Detective/Theodore
AUGUST 20-Romeo & Juliet
Monthly on Sundays from 12-2pm.
$20. ($8 Reading Only). Reserved seating.
Monthly Sunday Brunch featuring a greatly abridged reading of one of Shakespeare's classic plays.
Brunch & dessert with choice of entrée included in your ticket.
Drinks and gratuity not included.
Portion of proceeds donated to Shakespearean educational outreach programs.
WECT First Act Segment
"Shakespeare Brunch-As You Like It"
AUG 20: Romeo & Juliet
SEP 17: Merry Wives of Windsor
OCT 22: Macbeth
NOV 19: A Winter's Tale