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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.

We are seeking all types – Levels casts our shows colorblind and often gender-blind.

Auditioners should prepare to read from the script (excerpts will be provided at the audition).

Performances are scheduled for December, 2017. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY will be directed by Julian Malater. We are now seeking designer candidates, if you're interested in applying, please contact Barry at Levels, (516) 466-8055 ext. 216.

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