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Students Ewan Marshall and Bryce Long as Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas. Photo courtesy of Adam Sorgi.

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Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde


Carol Belk Theatre

October 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am - October 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

$5 – $15

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TheatreUNCA and the Drama Department of UNC Asheville will be hosting the first play of the fall season: “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.”

Showings are on October 19 through 21 at 7:30 p.m. and on October 22 at 2:00 p.m in the Carol Belk Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $15 general admission. Run time is two hours.

Written by Moisés Kaufman and directed by Stephanie Hickling Beckman, the play presents a dramatic reconstruction of the real-life trials of renowned Irish writer and playwright Oscar Wilde. Three trials took place in 1895, during which Wilde was prosecuted for his homosexual relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, also known as “Bosie.”

“Gross Indecency” sheds light on the social and legal challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in the late 19th century and raises broader questions about justice, discrimination, and the role of art in society.

Tickets may be purchased here.


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October 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am
October 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
$5 – $15


Department of Drama


Carol Belk Theatre