A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society, and a showering of Wildean witticism are only a few of the reasons why this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London, in New York, and on the silver screen. This 1895 drama is eerily prescient, as it examines the plight of a promising politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Oscar Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us.
In this suprisingly modern psychological portrait, a prosperous Edwardian family is torn apart when young Edward Voysey discovers that his family's wealth was obtained through three generations of deceit and theft. This is a captivating study of turn-of-the-century morals.