West Coast Premiere The Importance of Being Oscar by Micheal mac Liammoir Wilde Irish Productions Dean Goodman Award for Direction and Solo Performance 2003 “This theatrical journey through the life of Irish writer Oscar Wilde ... is powered by the vivid, forceful, and sensitive solo performance of Arthur Scappaticci in the title role. Gemma Whelan ... directs this splendid inaugural production with a steady pace that rises to its moving climax.” West County Times “...featuring Arthur Scappaticci, who seamlessly re-creates scenes from Wilde’s life with passion and precision. Add “The Importance of Being Oscar” to your list for an evening you won’t forget.” SFGate.com ePick of the week (SF Chronicle)
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The Importance of Being Oscar takes the audience on a theatrical journey through the life of Oscar Wilde, as explored through his writings. MacLiammoir is one of the seminal figures in Irish theatrical history, co-founder with Hilton Edwards of Dublin’s Gate Theatre, consummate actor, artist, scenic designer and writer of plays in Irish and English.