Wilde Tales
by Jeremy Bloom

Productions (2)
  • Adaptation
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 8 either (8-40 actors possible: 0-40 f, 0-40 m)
  • Set: A garden, open to interpretation.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-985-2

Wilde Tales
by Jeremy Bloom

(1)
Productions (2)
  • Adaptation
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 8 either (8-40 actors possible: 0-40 f, 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.

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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 either (8-40 actors possible: 0-40 f, 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

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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
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DEC 01, 2016 - DEC 31, 2016
Quintessence Theater
Philadelphia, PA United States
Quintessence Theater Philadelphia, PA United States

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