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         Levels' Winter 2017 Play will be an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s only novel. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY tells the strange tale of Dorian, a young and handsome man who poses for a portrait painted by his friend, the artist Basil Hallward. Through Basil, Dorian has met the devilish, decadent Lord Henry Wotton, who convinces him that beauty and pleasure are the only things worth pursuing. Frightened that his own beauty will someday fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that his portrait will grow old instead of him. The wish is granted, and Dorian leads a wicked life, staying young and handsome while everyone around him grows older; but his portrait, hidden away, ages and grows monstrous, recording every sin he commits and every life he ruins, always reminding Dorian what he really is inside. Wilde’s witty and daring novel caused an immediate scandal when it was first published in 1890, and its themes of youth and decay, innocence and corruption, art and reality are even more relevant in the 21st century than they were in the 19th. This stage adaptation, by Merlin Holland (Wilde’s grandson) and John O’Connor, incorporates material that Wilde was forced to remove from his original manuscript.

Performances are scheduled for December 14th,15th, & 16th 2017.
Directed by Julian Malater
Produced by Kate Smolens
Costume Design by Samantha Durham
Lighting Design by Tyler Brechner
Scenic Design by Barry Weil
Set Construction by Tyler Hakimian
Sound Design by Matt Fisher
Makeup Design by Rayna Cooke
Featuring (in alphabetical order): Tyler Brechner, Jack Brenner, Sara Chitsaz, Sara Fiala, Aliza Fine, Simona Fine, Allison Fuller, Rebecca Hirschhorn, Ava Hoffman, Xander Marra, Veronica Poenca, Sara Rafaeil, Kevin Wang, Brenner Yellis.

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