A dark tale of hubris, lust, and self-destruction … as told by a man who famously fell prey to those same impulses in his own life. Oscar Wilde wrote his original interpretation of the Biblical story of Salomé in French, and the play was so controversial that no theatre in England would produce it for nearly four decades.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production starring:
Rosalind Ayres as Herodias
James Marsters as Iokanaan
Andre Sogliuzzo as The Young Syrian and others
Kate Steele as Salomé
John Vickery as Herod
Matthew Wolf as Page of Herodias and others
(DIGITAL ONLY: Director Michael Hackett and Wilde scholar Dr. David Rodes discuss Salomé’s history and where it fits stylistically in Wilde’s canon.)
Music by Djivan Gasparyan and Lian Ensemble. Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.