Dream Up Festival 2013

Wilde Tales title

– World Premiere


Fairy Tales by Oscar Wilde, adapted and directed by Kevin P. Joyce.

Puppetry Design by Dorothy James Loechel.

"Not for children, but for childlike people from eighteen to eighty" First published in 1888 and described by Oscar as "not for children, but for childlike people from eighteen to eighty", Wilde’s charming, deeply personal stories of statues and swallows, nightingales and lovers, mermaids and witches come to life in three unique adaptations by Kevin P. Joyce. Each story explores themes of love, loss, self sacrifice and humanity. Join us as we explore these tales of wit, whimsy, wisdom and woe by Oscar Wilde.


Johnson Theater


Monday - August 19 - 9pm
Friday - August 30 - 9pm
Saturday - August 31 - 5pm
Sunday - September 1 - 8pm
Monday - September 2 - 9pm

Running time: Wilde Tales is 60 Minutes $15.

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Oscar Wilde (author) Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Wilde soon became a major leading influence in the aesthetic movement of the 19th Century. Mr. Wilde is mostly known for his novel The Picture of Dorian Grey and his plays A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, Salome, and The Importance of Being Earnest. He was known for his personality as much as his works, he was a flamboyant character who was as over the top and witty as his works. Mr. Wilde has also become an icon for the gay rights movement following his conviction and subsequent arrest for "gross indecencies against the crown" for his carrying on an affair with Lord Alfred Douglas. Mr. Wilde, his works and his personality, have continued to fascinate people for many years, making him one of the most studied authors in the English language, second only to William Shakespeare. These tales were first published 125 years ago, in 1888 and were written for his two sons Cyril and Vyvyan.

Kevin P. Joyce (Adaptor/Director) is originally from Boston, Massachusetts and is now a New York City based director, playwright and producer. Kevin has directed productions of L’illusion Comique (Under St. Mark's, NY Premiere), Love, Sex and the IRS (Studio 501), The Tempest (Stand Up Productions), and Grease (South Shore School of Theatre). He graduated Cum Laude from Pace University with a BA in Theatre Arts (Directing Concentration) where he assisted on productions of The Skin of Our Teeth , Cloud Nine, and The Beggar’s Opera. In addition he has assisted with Mosheh: A VideOpera (HERE Arts Center), Much Ado about Nothing (American Bard Theatre Company) and Tennessee Williams’ “The Parade” (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival). Kevin has also worked with The Present Company on FringeNYC 2011, the Dramatists Guild of America, and served as President of Pace University's Stand Up Productions, where he oversaw productions of Woyzeck, Den of Thieves, Freshwater, The World According to Will, Mr. Marmalade and assisted with the creation of Pace24Fest, Pace University's annual 24 hour play festival.



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