The Boy in the Painting

The Boy in the Painting

Dates/Time: 10/05/16 - 10/07/16
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Space: Theaterlab | Theater

Category: Independent Production

The Boy in the Painting
Writer: Derek Alan Greene
Director: Jason Brubaker
Produced by Playthings Theatre
October 5 – 7, 2016 | Wed – Fri at 8pm
Tickets: $18 HERE

The Boy in The Painting takes us from his purchase of a painting through the new story it inspires. Oscar begins to construct a story about his school friend George and his fascination with a young man who believed that Shakespeare dedicated the Sonnets to his favorite boy-actor and lover. From days at Oxford through the demise of his friend, Oscar wrestles with art, attraction, forgery, William Shakespeare, and liquor in a search for truth and connection. Based on “The Portrait of Mr. W.H.” and including selections from the poems and plays of Wilde, Shakespeare, and Christopher Marlowe, the play is performed by a cast of six male actors. Elizabethan norms eclipse Victorian morals as Wilde seeks to differentiate love from obsession, separate art from artifice, and most of all, find an ending for his tale.