‘The Importance of Being Wilde’ by Stephen Burns will feature at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Friday, November 21st at 8pm.
This is a compelling and moving play about the life and extraordinary career of Oscar Wilde, one of the most flamboyant and brilliantly original Irishmen of all time.
Author of such classics as ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘An Ideal Husband’, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ‘De Profundis’, Wilde went from being a celebrated literary icon to being vilified and imprisoned and dying a broken man in exile.
More than a century after his death, Oscar Wilde is still better remembered for his personal life, his exuberant personality, consummate wit and infamous imprisonment than for his literary accomplishments.
Nevertheless, his witty, imaginative and undeniably beautiful works, in particular his novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, are considered among the great literary masterpieces of the late Victorian period.
Featuring Stephen Burns and Matt Murphy, this fantastic play takes audiences through the scintillating peaks and appalling lows of this unique life, and features extracts from some of his most celebrated works.
Don’t miss ‘The Importance of Being Wilde’ at The Source Arts Centre on Friday, November 21st at 8pm.
Tickets are priced at €18 (€15 concession).
For tickets please call the box office on 0504 90204 or alternatively you can visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie.