Sunday, June 28, 2009

Party weekend comes to a close

Nothing birthday-related today. I took the vicar's role as MC at Mass this morning as she was feeling under the weather.

This evening Bill and his cousin Chris and I went to the theatre to see:
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
Directed by Hal Simons
by Moises Kaufman

Directed by Hal Simons and featuring Peter Diseth as Wilde, the play uses actual trial transcripts, editorials from the press, and commentary from eminent Victorians of the day, as it deals with Oscar Wilde's three trials regarding his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas.

In 1895 and at the pinnacle of his career, Oscar Wilde faced three trials for gay sexual activity, known as "gross indecency" in British legal terms of the time. The first trial was a libel suit brought against the Marquess of Queensbury by Wilde himself. The second and third were on charges against Wilde, with the second reaching no verdict and the third resulting in a conviction and two year sentence to hard labor. Friday and Saturday at 8, Sunday at 6 - Reservations at or 505-247-8600.
--from the Vortex e-mail
It continues through July 12 and if you are in the Albuquerque area this is certainly an unpaid recommendation of the Vortex Theatre.

Well done and chillingly apt for Stonewall weekend, this play is a reminder of how far we have come and how far we have yet to go.

We then retired to Il Vicino for pizza and libations.

And so the weekend of carousing has drawn to a close and I am trying to wind down for bed.

--the BB

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