Update: “The Picture of Dorian Gray” was announced to be canceled on October 30.
BANGKOK — Two theatrical productions paying tribute to Irish writer Oscar Wilde will take place November in Bangkok.
Based on Wilde’s play and only novel, “Salome” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” will be performed on stage at a Bangkok multi-cultural English-speaking theater near Bangkok’s Charoen Krung area.
Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” circles around Dorian Gray, who sells his soul to the devil in exchange of his eternal youth and beauty. The show consisting of six casts will play from Nov. 2 through Nov. 5.
“Salome” is a biblical story in which King Herod’s stepdaughter Salome requests the execution of John the Baptist. The tragedy performed by 15 actors and three dancers will run from Nov. 16 until Nov. 19.
Both shows will be played in English and will feature live music. The screenplays are written and directed by Loni Berry, who is also the founder of boutique-style performance venue Culture Collective Studio.
Tickets are available online for 1,000 baht and including a drink. Culture Collective Studio is located on the third floor of the Chatrium Residence Riverside on Soi Charoen Krung 70.
Oscar Wilde is credited as a one of the most prolific playwright and poet of the 19th century. Apart from “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Wilde’s literary reputation rests on the comedic play “Lady Windermere’s Fan” and the melodrama “The Importance of Being Earnest.”