Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

By Moisés Kaufman

Directed by Steve Noll

London: 1895: Oscar Wilde was the toast of Victorian high society. His plays and writings were scandalous, outrageous, daring and incredibly popular. His fame was immense. His fortunes: huge. So much that he believed his openly gay relationship with the son of a famous politician couldn't be touched. Some historians have called Wilde the "first gay man" for being so brash. But the laws of the times were clear: Gross Indecency (as his sexual orientation was then termed) was a felony. And it would take three trials for the simple truth to be heard. "The truth is rarely pure, and never simple."

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: November 7-22, 2014

Performance Times: Friday, Nov 7 - 7:30
Saturday, Nov 8 - 7:30
Thursday, Nov 13 - 7:30
Friday, Nov 14 - 7:30
Saturday, Nov 15 - 7:30
Sunday, Nov 16 - 2:00
Thursday, Nov 20 - 7:30
Friday, Nov 21 - 7:30
Saturday, Nov 22 - 7:30

Ticket Prices: $20

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Looking for 9 men of various ages (18 - 60) and any ethnic background.

Roles Available:
• Oscar Wilde, (actor must read as in his 40s); flamboyant, witty, sharp
• Lord Alfred Douglas, (actor must read as in his 20s); sexy, spoiled, charismatic
• The Marquess of Queensberry, Lord Alfred's father; serious, pompous, traditional
• The other 6 actors cast will play a variety of roles.

Rehearsals will begin in mid-September.

For more information contact Director Steve Noll at or 608-886-3671.

Auditions each night will be 7pm at the MTG Firehouse – 2410 Monroe Street, Madison, Wisconsin. Possible call-backs Wednesday August 13.

What to prepare: All roles require a British accent. Please come prepared to read sides from the script (provided) with accent. Dress to move. Please also bring your calendar to the auditions so you can note any conflicts on the rehearsal schedule at that time. Please bring a completed Audition Form, found at the MTG website: