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  Driving Wilde at Theatre of NOTE

Driving Wilde

Theatre of NOTE
1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood

DRIVING WILDE is Jacqueline Wright’s very free, very contemporary, shockingly frank and surreal adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wright transforms the gothic horror story into a present-day meditation on the pursuit of beauty. In Wright’s version, the beautiful young Dorian awakens from a coma with amnesia, unaware of his past and seeing the perfection of nature with fresh eyes. But how long can innocence last in a corrupting, aging world? Can beauty be kept, or is its fading as inevitable as death? A trip hop fantasy with existential themes.

Thru - Sep 21, 2019

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 7:00pm

Price: $25

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 310-856-8611

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  Driving Wilde Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...A master of the offbeat, director Bart DeLorenzo delivers a briskly paced, well-acted staging that is perhaps most notable for its splendid design elements. Martin Carrillo’s sound, Brandon Baruch’s lighting and Ann Closs-Farley’s costumes are all first-rate, and Ben Rock’s video and projection design are virtuosic components that lend depth and coloration to Song Yi Park’s purposely stark set."
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F. Kathleen Foley

Stage Scene LA - Somewhat Recommended

"...In addition to its two-dozen or so movie/TV adaptations, Oscar Wilde’s most notorious novel has inspired a couple of L.A. theater offerings, Michael Michetti’s brilliant A Picture Of Dorian Gray and the musical travesty that was Dorian’s Descent. Jacqueline Wright’s never-boring Driving Wilde falls somewhere between the two."
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Steven Stanley

Stage Raw - Recommended

"...It’s worth sitting through the show’s less interesting sequences to relish the comic antics of these two veteran performers, who are frequently on stage. One of the play’s highlights is a picnic scene where Dorian seductively bites into a strawberry while the two elder men look on, practically swooning with desire. Besides their main roles, Johnson and Wilcox don wigs and other costume paraphernalia to play other characters— for example, Johnson transforms himself into a buxom flirtatious waitress at Hooters, while Wilcox appears as buck-toothed Chuck, the only former school pal Dorian connects with."
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Deborah Klugman

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