BAM presents David Hare's multidimensional study of esteemed 19th-century playwright Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett), who quickly went from success to exile. More…
In the spring of 1895, Oscar Wilde was larger than life. His masterpiece, 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' was a hit in the West End and he was the toast of London. Yet by summer he was arrested for gross indecency and embarking on an ill-fated trial. Wilde’s adoration for Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas was his downfall.
See it if you want to witness Wilde quip through his [lengthy] suffering. the aphorisms, and Everett, are amazing, and there's plenty of nudity.
Don't see it if in spite of endless talk, it doesnt illuminate much; the central love story is rendered incomprehensible bc Bosey is whiny and horrid.
See it if you are interested in Wilde and you believe a magnificent performance makes up for a less than fully satisfying play.
Don't see it if you have no interest in Oscar Wilde or are uncomfortable with onstage nudity.
See it if You're an Oscar Wilde geek or really want to see Everett's performance--he's quite good.
Don't see it if You expect the writing to be terribly complex or dive very deep; it's a solid production of a very mediocre play.
See it if This a brilliant production of the excellent David Hare play. Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde is superb as is the whole cast.
Don't see it if you're squeamish or uncomfortable with male nudity and intimate dialogue. Or, perhaps, you're having trouble getting a good seat. Try+++.
See it if you enjoy a great fictional biography of a great writer/playwright/poet
Don't see it if you dislike intergenerational gay relationship or will be offended by frontal nudity on stage
See it if you want to see a great performance from Rupert Everett, you like Oscar Wilde, you're interested in history, or LGBT subject matter.
Don't see it if you're looking for something short and fluffy
See it if you're seduced by smart writing, a perfectly cast Rupert Everett, naked young beautiful actors, & an admirable lack of overt sentimentality.
Don't see it if you feel betrayed by a (maybe accurate) use of a grating Bosie, willfully self-destructive Wilde &staging that puts it all far away from us.
See it if You know and like your literary history/Oscar Wilde/Hare. Everett is as complete as expected. Plot isn't overly complex, but the themes are.
Don't see it if You're not willing to pay attention to keep up with the witty dialogue. Definite nudity, sexual themes and innuendo. You're homophobic.
See it if only if you are a fan of Rupert Everett .
Don't see it if expect clever, witty dialogue as per Oscar Wilde, or/and would have liked a better written play; this one was mediocre at its best
See it if you're an Oscar Wilde and/or Rupert Everett fan, you like magnificent acting & weighty themes (love, betrayal, history of gay oppression)
Don't see it if you don't like a languid pace, British accents, stories with gay themes, Rupert Everett, Oscar Wilde, downbeat scenarios; object to nudity.
See it if the promise of nude actors and a few Wildean jokes entices you. If you want a good play about queerness, history, and the law, see Indecent.
Don't see it if you dislike one-note performances--Bosie does nothing but yell/whine. And beware balcony seats are a steep view; avoid if afraid of heights.
See it if you want to see a fictionalized account of how Oscar Wilde spent time post-jail. and/or you want to see an unrecognizable Rupert Everett!
Don't see it if you dislike Oscar Wilde, LGBT themes, nekkidness, and/or plays without a lot of physical action.
See it if you want a great performance by Rupert Everett. He transform into the actor of Oscar Wilde masterfully done. Great acting by the entire cast
Don't see it if you can't handle full front male nudity for 15 minutes. If you have problems with a dark drama and homosexuality.
See it if you like great acting. Do a little research about Wilde before you go. Amazing how far we have come in a century
Don't see it if male nudity will offend you
See it if You are a fan of Rupert Everett (he really is a tour de force in this production) or curious to know more about who Oscar Wilde really was.
Don't see it if you can't handle male nudity on stage or don't like long plays were there is not much action (but interesting discussions take place)!
See it if you want to see a strong performance from Rupert Everett; if you're interested in the historical story of Oscar Wilde...
Don't see it if language-driven/heavy plays aren't your thing; if you don't enjoy extended, full-frontal displays of male nudity
See it if You are interested in Oscar Wilde and his story, if you are curious about this new incarnation of the play, if you like Rupert Everett
Don't see it if If you don't like plays that are wordy. If you're put off by nudity. The second act is also significantly slower than the first.
See it if u want Hare's imagining of Wilde‘s perception of & reaction to his indecency trial & the respective roles of his lover, friends & family.
Don't see it if you'd be uncomfortable w/ 20 mins of full-frontal male nudity, sexual themes, selfishness & betrayal, or strident & screechy declarations.
See it if you are interested in the life of Oscar Wilde, appreciate great acting, and enjoy original stories
Don't see it if you are homophobic