New York Classical Theatre revisits its gender-flipping production of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece, where the entire cast swaps roles at every other performance, this summer in an outdoor staging in 3 NYC parks. More…
Considered one of the great comedies in the English language, Wilde's 1895 classic is a satire of social manners and obligations in Victorian England. In NY Classical's production, the entire cast will swap roles (and genders) every other performance to explore the power dynamics in the script.
The production, which is the centerpiece of NY Classical’s 20th Anniversary season, will play in Central Park from May 28-June 16, Brooklyn Bridge Park from June 18-23, and Carl Schurz Park from June 25-30.
See it if you want to laugh. Wilde penned one of the greatest comedies ever...every sentence sparkles. NYCT gives this gem a proper, unfussy setting.
Don't see it if you only like modern experimental theater...altho try the reverse-gender casting wh upends convention. Some top-notch performances.
See it if you've never seen it! Great fun in both versions. Wlide's clever writing comes through. All of the actors work hard to make a fine ensemble.
Don't see it if you are expecting something novel. Even with the flipped casting the staging and performances are traditional.
See it if Light rom com of stuffy Victorians trying to find love and bending all the societal rules to do so.
Don't see it if Acoustics are tough in the park (they always face the crowd when speaking rather than each other). Moving seats distracts you too much.
See it if You like outdoor theatre. It was gender swap night. The story was still just as good and classic.
Don't see it if You do not like panoramic theatre. You do not like modernization of classics
See it if You want to see a well performed version of a classic play in a beautiful setting. Enjoy plays in parks.
Don't see it if You do you not like sitting on the ground or standing. Do not like satires or Victorian dramas.
See it if You like al fresco performances of a great comedy of manners given by talented and enthusiastic actors with great gusto.
Don't see it if If you don't like sitting on the grass or moving about between scenes and are bored by Oscar Wilde (how could you be?)
See it if You want to see a wonderfully done straight production of this classic comedy and a hilarious gender-flipping version of it.
Don't see it if You're not open to finding something first staged in 1895 highly amusing.
See it if 8 actors bring clear clever fun to a late Victorian picnic setting. Gender reversed casting proves clothes do not make the man. Or the woman
Don't see it if You don't like Oscar Wilde. But it is so delightful it might convince you.
See it if You want to give old English plays a chance/want to see a solid outdoor production.
Don't see it if You don’t like sitting in the grass. There’s also movement between acts which may be a concern for people who can’t walk or move easily.
See it if If you're interested in seeing a classic Oscar Wilde masterpiece both traditional and flipped on its head with a modern twist.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you hate joy