Gross Indecency

November 2–20, 2016
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Regional Premiere
In three short months the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, who brought us The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, plummeted from the darling of British society and the world into humiliation and ruin.

"The prismatic work stimulates insights about politics, history, art, sexuality and gender." - Columbus Dispatch

"[CATCO's Gross Indecency] will take your breath away." -

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Informal Discussion - Sunday, November 20, at 4:30 pm | Free and open to all!
Join us in Studio Two after the final performance of Gross Indecency for a special interactive discussion about Wilde's life, works, and legacy. Featuring individuals from The Ohio State University: Jill Galvan, Professor of English; Joey S. Kim, Ph.D. Candidate; and Douglas J. Whaley, Professor Emeritus of Law.


Wednesdays = $20.00
Thursdays = $30.00
Sundays = $35.00
Fridays and Saturdays = $40.00

Student Tickets: Students can purchase $15 tickets by calling the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939 or at the theatre box office. Bring a valid student ID to claim your tickets the night of the show. Availability cannot be guaranteed.



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Robin & Peter Hersha

Limited Brands   Columbus Metropolitan Library


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Production team

Josh Katawick
Oscar Wilde
Josh Katawick
Steven C. Anderson

Matthew Sierra
Lord Alfred Douglas
Matthew Sierra
Stage Manager
Jacqueline S. Bates

Christopher Moore Griffin

Christopher Moore Griffin
Assistant Stage Manager
Abby Worden

James Sargent

James Sargent
Scenic Designer
Michael Brewer

Ralph Scott

Ralph Scott
Lighting Designer
Cindy Stillings

David Vargo
Carson/Shaw/Marvin Taylor/Narrator

David Vargo
Costume Designer
Catherine Schmeal

Douglas Whaley
Queen Victoria/Judge/Narrator

Douglas Whaley
Costume Shop Manager
Marcia Hain

Ben Tracy

Ben Tracy
Sound Designer/Master Electrician
Keya Myers-Alkire

Danny Turek

Danny Turek
Technical Director
Joseph Wolfle


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