DORIAN who? – Firehouse Theatre

By | June 8, 2020
Firehouse’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY features a slightly reduced version of the full text of Oscar Wilde’s 1891 Gothic tale of desire, mortality, and ephemerality that will be performed by a single actor — Billy Christopher Maupin.
 “Dorian Gray listened, open-eyed and wondering.  A furry bee came and buzzed round a spray of lilac for a moment.  Dorian watched it with that strange interest in the trivial that we try to develop when things of high import make us afraid, or when we are stirred by some new emotion for which we cannot find expression, or when some thought that terrifies us lays sudden siege to the brain and calls on us to yield.”
In DORIAN GRAY Wilde weaves a Faustian story around a beautiful young man who gives up his soul so he can remain beautiful and young forever. Wilde uses narrative and dialogue to critique conventional customs and declare his views on the tensions between morality and art, utility and pleasure, outer and inner, and good and evil.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY is the first production in Firehouse’s 2020-2021 SEASON OF DISCOVERY and will have reduced audience capacity due to COVID-19. Performances will be limited to between 2 and 6 seats. Firehouse will maintain and enforce CDC recommended guidelines for contactless/physically distant performances. Select performances will also be live-streamed.
by Oscar Wilde
a Firehouse world premiere
adapted by Shirley Kagan and Billy Christopher Maupin
June 18 – July 19, 2020

Billy Christopher Maupin​

Production Team:
Shirley Kagan – Director; Edwin Slipek – Scenic Designer / Painter;
Leslie Cook-Day – Costume Designer; Matthew R. Dubroff – Lighting Designer;
Scott Burton – Composer / Sound Designer; Erica Hughes – Vocal Director;
Emily Dandridge – Movement Director; Robert Morris – Assistant Director;
Grace Brown, Morgan Lea Palmer – Stage Managers

Performance Schedule (live shows at Firehouse / * streamed perfs):
thu 6/18 @ 7:30 (capacity of 2); fri 6/19 @ 7:30p (cap 2); sat 6/20 @ 7:30p (cap 4); thu 6/25 @ 7:30p (cap 2); fri 6/26* @ 7:30p (cap 4); sat 6/27 @ 7:30p (cap 4); sun 6/28 @ 4p (cap 2); thu 7/2 @ 7:30p (cap 2); fri 7/3 @ 7:30p (cap 4); sun 7/5 @ 4pm (cap 2); tue 7/7 @ 2p (cap 2); wed 7/8* @ 2p (2); fri 7/10* @ 7:30p (cap 4); sat 7/11 @ 7:30p (cap 6); sun 7/12 @ 4p (cap 2); tue 7/14 @ 2p (cap 2); wed 7/15* @ 2p (cap 4); thu 7/16 @ 7:30p (cap 4); fri 7/17* @ 7:30p (cap 6); sat 7/18 @ 7:30p (cap 6); sun 7/19 @ 4p (cap 6)*live-streamed performances
$30 suggested donation / pay what you will
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*Select performances will be live-streamed
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For questions or info call 804.355.2001 or email

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