Oscar Wilde was a cultural terrorist: a man of dangerous ideas. His infamous letter, written in 1897 from Reading Gaol to his lover and betrayer, holds a tabloid fascination. It is an intimate investigation of a world class dramatist and shamed celebrity suffering political imprisonment, censorship and trial by media.
Playing this month at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Wilde’s De Profundis is sexually uncompromising, audacious and exquisitely powerful. A one-man tour-de-force performance by Brisbane artist Brian Lucas.
This brutal and touching work investigates human rights, their quashing, emergence and acceptance – it charts the shift and suffering of discrimination for queer communities, drawing together the threads of current debates about inequality under the law and reflecting ongoing concerns through the mirror of time; the right to love, who you love, no matter their gender or sex.
This production is a contemporary theatre adaptation of a classic literary work never before seen on stage.
De Profundis will play 22 April – 02 May at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Tickets are available now via www.brisbanepowerhouse.org or call 3358 8600.