The Picture of Dorian Gray at the English Theatre
Half melodrama and half comedy of manners, the play tells the story of Dorian Gray, a beautiful young man who falls in love with a portrait of himself. He naively makes a pact with the Devil, whereby he will keep his youthful appearance while the picture grows old. Under the influence of a charming new friend, Dorian dedicates himself to a life of pleasure in London’s salons and bordellos. As he pursues a life of sensuality and moral corruption, he remains forever young in appearance. But to his surprise and horror, the beautiful young man in the portrait turns into an aging, grotesque image of himself. Based on Oscar Wilde’s famous novel of 1891, the novel shocked the Victorian readers of his time. However, in spite of the public outrage, the book soon became a bestseller due to its witty language and amusing characters.
The English Theatre is a professional theatre and as such something quite rare in Germany. A privilege we enjoy since 1976 – check it out!
Ort: The English Theatre
Zeit: 19.30 Uhr
Eintritt: 18 – 28 €