PlayMakers Rep’s De Profundis Is a Work-in-Progress That Might Just Be "Your Cup of Tea"

Nicole Villamil will star Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay's workshop production of De Profundis on Jan. 11-15

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC2 series is hosting a new work this weekend: De Profundis, co-created by Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay, directed by Mertes, designed by Findlay, and performed by Nicole Villamil. This piece would be more aptly referred to as “performance art,” rather than a “play.” It chronicles a performer’s attempts to approach a… Continue reading PlayMakers Rep’s De Profundis Is a Work-in-Progress That Might Just Be "Your Cup of Tea"

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s De Profundis Is Unquestionably a Work-in-Progress

Nicole Villamil will star in Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay's workshop production of De Profundis Jan. 11-15 at PlayMakers Rep (photo by Ken Huth)

1897. A Prison in Berkshire, England. Solitary Confinement. Oscar Wilde writes a letter — 80 pages over 80 days — to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. 1905. Oscar Wilde has been dead for five years. A former lover, Robbie Ross, has the letter published. He assigns it the title De Profundis (Latin for “From the… Continue reading PlayMakers Repertory Company’s De Profundis Is Unquestionably a Work-in-Progress

Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay Will Workshop De Profundis on Jan. 11-15 at PlayMakers Rep

Nicole Villamil will star Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay's workshop production of De Profundis on Jan. 11-15

On Jan. 11-15, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present a PRC2 workshop production of De Profundis, an original play co-conceived by director Brian Mertes and designer Jim Findlay and starring Nicole Villamil, in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina’s Center for Dramatic Art. De Profundis, which is Latin for “from the… Continue reading Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay Will Workshop De Profundis on Jan. 11-15 at PlayMakers Rep

An Ideal Husband at N.C. State University Theatre Is a Truly Wonderful Production

N.C. State University Theatre's cast for An Ideal Husband includes (from left) Teal Lesley, Ian Oehring, Kate Williams, and Darius Shafa (photo by Ron Foreman)

Over the past few months, Oscar Wilde has been figuring prominently in the halls of the N.C. State University Theatre. First, it was the presentation of Moisés Kaufman’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, a play about the life and incarceration of Mr. Wilde in 1895. The theater’s current offering, An Ideal Husband,… Continue reading An Ideal Husband at N.C. State University Theatre Is a Truly Wonderful Production

Gross Indecency at N.C. State Examines Oscar Wilde’s Passions

Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885; Section 11 (“gross indecency”): Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or is a party to the commission of, or procures, or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour,… Continue reading Gross Indecency at N.C. State Examines Oscar Wilde’s Passions