Wilde Tales by Jeremy Bloom

(39)
Productions (18)
Adaptation
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70 - 90 minutes
8 Any (8-40 actors possible: 0-40 W, 0-40 M)
Set: A garden, open to interpretation.

Come through the garden gate to a world where swallows, statues, and fireworks speak with all the wit of Oscar Wilde. Five stories of love and loss from Wilde's collection of stories for young people, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, are woven together with Wilde's later verse and clever puppetry in this innovative theatrical vision. A statue and his friend test the limits of generosity; a nightingale sacrifices everything for the sake of true love; a giant builds a wall to keep children out of his garden; a family of ducks try to teach a water rat about compassion; and a self-important firework finds his purpose. Wilde's lush, bittersweet fables have long spellbound readers of all ages-- Now, masterfully planted onstage by Jeremy Bloom, these wild tales grow into a joyful evening for all.

Pricing Information

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Archival Video License $150

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Play Details

Come through the garden gate to a world where swallows, statues, and fireworks speak with all the wit of Oscar Wilde. Five stories of love and loss from Wilde's collection of stories for young people, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, are woven together with Wilde's later verse and clever puppetry in this innovative theatrical vision. A statue and his friend test the limits of generosity; a nightingale sacrifices everything for the sake of true love; a giant builds a wall to keep children out of his garden; a family of ducks try to teach a water rat about compassion; and a self-important firework finds his purpose. Wilde's lush, bittersweet fables have long spellbound readers of all ages-- Now, masterfully planted onstage by Jeremy Bloom, these wild tales grow into a joyful evening for all.

  • Adaptation
  • |
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 8 Any (8-40 actors possible: 0-40 W, 0-40 M)
  • Set: A garden, open to interpretation.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-985-2

Published Reviews

"Cleverly adapted from Oscar Wilde's fairy tales by Jeremy Bloom . . . in a surreal world where nature and human nature intersect in magical ways."

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Many people are surprised that Oscar Wilde wrote fairy tales. They won't be shocked, though, by his tales' dark tones and frank explorations of death and sacrifice, or that they're also funny, fantastic, gripping stories in director Jeremy Bloom's adaptation, Wilde Tales."

Broad Street Review

"Bloom's adaptations are straight-on, even down to nuance."

Newsworks

"The experience of the play is like watching an illustrated storybook . . . [It] honors Oscar Wilde's artful wit and his serious concern for social problems."

Phindie

"Wilde Tales is a holiday treat for young people of all ages!"

DC Metro Theatre Arts

Production History

JUL 13, 2024 - JUL 28, 2024
Santa Clarita Shakespeare
Newhall, CA United States
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Newhall, CA United States
OCT 05, 2023 - OCT 07, 2023
Sherrard High School
Milan, IL United States
Sherrard High School Milan, IL United States
MAR 03, 2023 - MAR 04, 2023
New Covenant Schools
Lynchburg, VA United States
New Covenant Schools Lynchburg, VA United States
NOV 29, 2022 - DEC 02, 2022
St. Lawrence University, PCA Department
Canton, NY United States
St. Lawrence University, PCA Department Canton, NY United States
OCT 13, 2022 - OCT 15, 2022
Louis D. Brandeis High School
San Antonio, TX United States
Louis D. Brandeis High School San Antonio, TX United States
MAY 15, 2020 - MAY 17, 2020
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC United States
Children's Theatre of Charlotte Charlotte, NC United States
NOV 14, 2019 - NOV 15, 2019
Lakeside High School
Nine Mile Falls, WA United States
Lakeside High School Nine Mile Falls, WA United States
AUG 31, 2019 - AUG 31, 2019
Frensham Schools
Mittagong, NSW Australia
Frensham Schools Mittagong, NSW Australia
JUL 02, 2019 - JUL 02, 2019
The Peakland Players
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
The Peakland Players Ashbourne, United Kingdom
APR 12, 2019 - APR 20, 2019
Montgomery High School Drama Production
Santa Rosa, CA United States
Montgomery High School Drama Production Santa Rosa, CA United States
NOV 08, 2018 - NOV 18, 2018
Rim of the World
Lake Arrowhead, CA United States
Rim of the World Lake Arrowhead, CA United States
NOV 02, 2018 - NOV 03, 2018
The Saint Constantine School
Houston, TX United States
The Saint Constantine School Houston, TX United States
AUG 13, 2018 - AUG 15, 2018
ETC Youth Guild
Belmont, NC United States
ETC Youth Guild Belmont, NC United States
AUG 11, 2018 - AUG 12, 2018
Ticonderoga Festival Guild, Inc
Ticonderoga, NY United States
Ticonderoga Festival Guild, Inc Ticonderoga, NY United States
MAY 04, 2018 - MAY 05, 2018
Maquoketa Valley High School
Delhi, IA United States
Maquoketa Valley High School Delhi, IA United States
FEB 23, 2018 - FEB 25, 2018
Some Theatre Company
Orono, ME United States
Some Theatre Company Orono, ME United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 02, 2017
Lucas Christian Academy
Lucas, TX United States
Lucas Christian Academy Lucas, TX United States
DEC 01, 2016 - DEC 31, 2016
Quintessence Theater
Philadelphia, PA United States
Quintessence Theater Philadelphia, PA United States
JUL 13, 2024 - JUL 28, 2024
Santa Clarita Shakespeare
Newhall, CA United States
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Newhall, CA United States
DEC 01, 2016 - DEC 31, 2016
Quintessence Theater
Philadelphia, PA United States
Quintessence Theater Philadelphia, PA United States

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