Michael Michetti, who adapted and directs A Picture of Dorian Gray, creates a faithful theatrical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novella The Picture of Dorian Gray. Critics were shocked when the work was published in 1891, and it still provokes.
Entranced by the beauty of his own portrait, Dorian Gray sells his soul to preserve his youth and pays a price. This haunting and seductive adaptation lets Wilde's language and wit sparkle, but strips bare the themes of hedonism and the insatiable pursuit of pleasure. As Gray descends into self-indulgent debauchery, those around him are drawn to their own ruin like moths to a flame.