Already closed | 2h 30m | East Village

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Onomatopoeia)

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Disappointing, Slow, Good acting, Profound

About the show

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company presents an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's famous novel, about a man who does not age.  More…

Innocent young Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by his close friend, Basil Hallward. Dorian also meets Basil’s friend, Lord Henry Wotton, who introduces him to London's social circuit and a decadent world of self-indulgence. While Dorian's appearance remains youthful, he eventually discovers that his portrait ages, reflecting his sinful ways and growing uglier with each offense. Dorian then keeps the portrait safely hidden in his attic, but his mysterious behavior and ageless appearance begin to attract suspicion.

2h 30m | Already closed | Gene Frankel Theatre (East Village)

Member Reviews (6)


Absorbing, Disappointing, Slow, Good acting, Profound
Avg Score

Banal, Disappointing, Good costumes, Slow, Peculiar staging

See it if you have never seen the film. It is a good story and this production sticks to the plot.

Don't see it if you are expecting the creepy, haunted quality that the name suggests. The mechanics of the play seem to take up too much of the production.

Good acting, Quirky, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you like Oscar Wilde and loved the movie. This production was pretty good but too long

Don't see it if you don't like sitting for 2.5 hours watching a play that was not as good as the movie

Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like the story. Are interested in issues of morality in society

Don't see it if You have a problem with plays that are too wordy--there was dramatic action but also a lot of conversation that was important to the theme

Also Well done although wordy. It appeared that the playwright wanted to th... Read more Read less

Profound, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy Oscar Wilde's classic. You appreciate a classic production. You have patience to sit on rather uncomfortable chairs for 2.5 hours

Don't see it if you don't have much patience for a long play. You have difficulty hearing (one of the actors spoke so softly that it was hard to understand)

Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Cliched

See it if You get free tickets and you don’t have absolutely ANYTHING else to do. Maybe if you haven’t read the book and want to know the plot.

Don't see it if You have any respect for your time or expect good acting or staging. It was truly very bad.

Bad accents, Good acting, Great story, Laggy, Disappointing

See it if you like Oscar Wilde and want the novel read aloud to you.

Don't see it if You don't like very wordy shows, or are irritated by bad British accents.

“The Picture of Dorian Gray (Onomatopoeia)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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