The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Cast

Jake Metzgar as Lord Baring and The Stage Manager

Tianna Garcia Servant, Sibyl Vane Actress

Nikki Morrison as Servant, Sibyl Vane Actress

Rachel Salazar as Servant

The elite Company

Kira Akmajian, McKenna Beck, Paul Costales, Isaac Garcia, Tianna Garcia, Kariana Gonzales, Alex Harden, Melee Hardy Alyssa Lamb, Esther Michnovicz, Nikki Morrison, Jordan McMillan, Tim Nguyen, Carissa Richey, Coryn Richey, Grace Salazar, Rachel Salazar, Cara Sowers, Drew Sowers, Alicia Swanson, Audrey Swanson, Vanessa Trujillo, Alyssa Williams

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The Story

Act One 

Scene One - The Portrait

Scene Two - Revelation

Scene Three - Descent

Scene Four - Emergence

Scene Five - Sibyl Vane

Scene Six - Dorian's Romance

Scene Seven - Goddess No Longer

Scene Eight - Rejection


Act Two

Scene One - Greek Tragedy

Scene Two - Goodbye To Sibyl

Scene Three - Malady of the Soul

Scene Four - Oblivion

Scene Five - Basil's Demise

Scene Six - Alan Campbell's Secret

Scene Seven - Suspicions 

Scene Eight - The Perfect Mirror

Scene Nine - Silent Witnesses

Scene Ten - Conscience No More


The Crew

Story Adaptation and Direction by Cheri Costales

Drama Direction by Cara Sowers

Choreography by Alyssa Costales, Cheri Costales, Esther Michnovicz, Kira Akmajian and Vanessa Trujillo

Production Management by Stephanie Rickerman and Robyn Hardy

Backstage Management by Tina Mesa

Lighting Design by Ben Costales

Sound by Matt Ramsey

Costumes by Cheri Costales, Linda Downum, Judy Brewster, Erin Morrison and Tracey Meisenheimer

Dialect Coaching by Steve Corona

Lobby and Reception by Lillian Garcia and Erin Morrison

Box Office by Michelle Brett and Donna Bugos

Ushers by Mary Alice and Frank Salazar 

Make Up by Tianna Garcia

Photography and Promotional Photos  by Two Brunos Photography

Videography by Nick Bennet and William Ernst

Technical Intern: Quinten Morrison

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From the Director

It is my goal when writing a derivative work, to stay as true as I possibly can to the original intent of the author.  A two hour show can never do justice to a complete novel, but I strive to capture as much of the story, the major themes and the intent as possible.  Oscar Wilde was a brilliant artist and storyteller. I believe that The Picture of Dorian Gray was not just a work of fiction, but a window into Oscar's own soul at times.  Although I am no expert on the subject, my own observations have made me wonder how much of the story is a reflection of Oscar Wilde himself.  I can't help but look at Lord Henry as the embodiment of Oscar's own world view, while Dorian portrays that philosophy lived out to it's fullest.  Whether I'm right on those points or not, Oscar Wilde had insights and conclusions on the matter that are eye opening and thought provoking.  

Thank you for joining us as we wade through the deep waters of Lord Henry's philosophy.  We hope that this show will spark some thoughts and great conversations on such important matters.

Research for writing this script took me to several less known works of Oscar Wilde, "De Profundis" and "The Ballad of Reading Gaol".  I recommend both of these short essays for further reading.

Cheri has been writing scripts and directing shows for the elite Company for over fifteen years. Her writing mostly consists of derivative work, adapting stories to work for dance theatre (The Picture of Dorian Gray, A Christmas Carol, Dracula, Peter Pan, The Scarlet Letter, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast). Her most recent work has included original scripts of, Days of the Dead (premiering this Christmas), The Shoe Room (about WWII and victims of the Holocaust), The Problem With Fairies, and Benny & the Supersquad for the elite Kids Theatre Projects.