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Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis (Dramatic Monologues)

The Gozo Creative Theatre Club presents Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis (Dramatic Monologues) 

In collaboration with the management of the “Teatru Astra” and the Gozo Culture and Information Office, the Gozo Creative Theatre Club will perform De Profundis by the author, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde as part of the 14th edition of Festival Mediterranea.

De Profundis was written during the last months of Wilde’s imprisonment for “unnatural practices,” or homosexuality. It takes the form of a 50,000 word open letter written to Lord Alfred Douglas, his erstwhile lover. It was first published in 1905, by an arrangement between Oscar Wilde and Robert Ross, who visited Wilde during his sentence and later became his literary executor.

De Profundis is an autobiographical attempt to understand the nature of Wilde’s own life and work. It reflects brilliantly on art, love, forgiveness, the significance of Christ and Wilde’s own character and failings. It details the history of a tumultuous relationship and embodies an intense sense of emotional, physical and spiritual loss. Overall all it is a letter we have all written, whether by pen or in our minds, in that the composer regrets things he cannot take back. In its entirety it has a unity and a unique value as Wilde’s testament to his life as an artist.

This production will be directed by George Mizzi, the artistic director of the group along with a superb cast including George Camilleri, Charlene Galea, Darren Muscat and Lily Said. The choreography during this performance will be directed by Christabel Bajada.

De Profundis will be staged at “Teatru Astra”, Victoria, Gozo on Saturday 14th November 2015 at 7.30pm. Entrance is at €5.00 each and tickets are available upon entrance. The seating will be limited to 200 people and will be on a first come first served basis.