From the press release:

Transformed into an erotic cautionary thriller in Glory Kadigan’s new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s infamous novel.

Maiueitc Theatre Works (MTWorks) and Artistic Director David Stallings are presenting Oscar Wilde’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, adapted and directed byGlory Kadigan.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY will play a 4-week limited engagement at The WorkShop Theater (312 W 36th St, 4th Fl, Manhattan). Performances begin Wednesday, March 27th through Sunday, April 14th.

Featuring MTWorkers Heather Massie*, Maureen O’Boyle and David Stallings. Featuring Francesco Andolfi, Christopher Leidenfrost, Eric Percival, Will Schnurr, Erin Soler,Michael Whitney and Kelly Zekas.

The young Dorian’s innocence and beauty are remarkably captured in painter Basil Hallward’s latest masterpiece. Basil’s friend Lord Henry Wotton and Dorian are stunned by the painting displayed before them. When Lord Henry points out the painting’s beauty will never fade yet the young man’s will, Dorian makes a deadly wish: that the painting grow old in his place while he remains forever young. His wish is granted. Set in the late 1800’s, this classic Gothic tale explores the superficial nature of society, and the value of youth and beauty.

For Mature Audiences Only. Adult Situations/Nudity.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY plays the following schedule through Saturday, April 14:

Week 1:
Wed, Mar 27 @8 p

Week 2:
Sun, Mar 31 @ 3 p; Sun, Mar 31 @8 p; Mon, Apr 1 @8 p; Tue, Apr 2 @8 p; Wed, Apr 3 @8 p

Week 3:
Sun, Apr 7 @3 p; Sun, Apr 7 @8 p; Mon, Apr 8 @8 p; Tue, Apr 9 @8 p; Wed, Apr 10 @8 p

Week 4:
Sun, Apr 14 @3 p

Tickets are $18 and are now available online at or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater box office 30 minutes before each performance.

Running time: 2 hours including one intermission
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  1. Saw it this evening. Surprisingly good adaptation, inventively staged and fairly well-acted, but, sad to say, very little nudity. The second act begins with four of the male cast members semi-nude, and Dorian getting a simulated bit of oral, but he faces away from the audence and he is way upstage and, as soon as it is over, he is up with his pants pulled up and the scene is almost over. Disappointing because the actor who plays Dorian is very good-looking. Perhaps the best review came in the elevator with two young, attractive girls discussing the play and one of them said something like it was not a bad play but too bad he (Dorian) didn’t get naked.

    Nuditing rating: 1

  2. Hey guys. Saw TPDG last night. Not the worst play I’ve ever seen. 2 1/2 hours long. Too long. As for the nudity — you will NOT see the boy playing Dorian Gray full frontal, or even his ass for that matter. At the top of the second act (immediately after intermission) there is a 3 minute scene which starts with Dorian on his knees blowing a guy in a chair. Can’t see much as the guy in the chair wears a shirt and his back is to the audience. Also, it is dark. Dorian gets up (he is wearing only boxers) and walks to the right side of the stage (audience right) to two guys standing and making out. One is tall and lean with a super ripped torso! He wears only long-johns. The other guy is naked, but his back is fully to the audience. The three make out and more simulated blow jobs with nothing visible. Overall, good acting and costumes. Not a terrible play, but very slow. Definitely a disappointment on the nudity front.

    Nudity Rating – 2

    1. Donovan, I was also there last night. Very small theater, small crowd. I wonder if we sat near each other! Now I’m totally curious…

  3. Interesting… Plus, I think I was in the elevator with nyrunner10 above because I heard teh same comment from two girls.

  4. Donovan, I need to know what you look like! How can I chat with you? Got Skype? If so, click on my icon, look at my name in the URL, remove the numbers, and add me on there… I’m too curious to not know…

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