A one person play about the great Oscar Wilde.
Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council (MAC), is excited to announce a special one-night only theater event, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes, written by Neil Titley and performed by Johnson Flucker. This performance takes place April 2nd at 4 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT.
With this remarkable one-man production, Johnson Flucker returns to the Eastbound Theatre where he previously portrayed William Randolph Hearst in The Cat’s Meow. Mr. Flucker’s career as a performer spans 40 years, during which time he has been a professional singer and conductor as well as a familiar voice in several Walt Disney movies, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Recent acting credits include lead roles in Hamlet, 1776, and Enron.
With Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes Mr. Flucker will introduce audiences to another famous character, Oscar Wilde. This time the setting is Paris, August, 1898, and Wilde – poet, novelist, playwright, and truth-teller, has just been released from a two-year prison term. Destitute and near friendless, he sits in a café contemplating his past, his present, and his prospects for a not-too-promising future.
Quoting extensively from Wilde’s own writings, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes weaves a fascinatingly dramatic personal and intellectual portrait of one of the most remarkable figures of the 19th century. Brimming with Wildean epigrams and anecdotes, the play is at once hilarious and heartbreaking while being completely contemporary in its critique of people, the press, and politics, and lifting the veil on the man who helped define modern individuality. It reveals the aesthete and author at his most sarcastic and tender, resilient and vulnerable.
Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes was awarded Best Period Piece as part of New York’s UnitedSolo Theatre Festival, and now this remarkable one-man show will come to the Eastbound Theatre at the Milford Arts Center. Ticket prices are as follows: General Admission $20, Seniors/Students/MAC Members $15; and a Premier Package for $40 which will include priority seating, a signed copy of the script, and a glass of champagne with Mr. Flucker after the show In MAC’s newly renovated Speakeasy!
For tickets, go to www.milfordarts.org. To learn more about Johnson Flucker and Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes by Neil Titley visit https://oscarwildetheater.wordpress.com/
June 2nd- 18th
By Amy Herzog
Directed by Nancy A. Herman
Leo shows up at his grandmother’s apartment in NYC after a cross-country bicycle trip. The trip was interrupted by an unexpected tragedy, and Leo clearly needs to find a way to deal with his emotions and find some solace. There is no doubt the two love each other, but the generation gap between the young man and his 91 year old bubbie does not make communication an easy thing, even if Vera’s perspective is what Leo ultimately needs.
Tickets available at: http://milfordarts.org/about-us/tickets/
All shows have reserved seating
$16.00 MAC Members
$ 20.00 General admission
$ 18.00 Seniors
$5.00 Student of MAC Member
$ 50.00 general subscriptions
$ 45.00 seniors
$40.00 MAC members
An Eastbound subscription gives you reserved seating
Current Eastbound subscribers are encouraged to call the MAC office to renew their subscription. Re-newals receive preference for assigned seats.
New subscriptions and renewals will be available between June and October.
Subscribers may exchange tickets up to two weeks before the ticketed performance.
Box Office Policy
Reservations must be paid in advance
General admission purchases will receive best seating based on availability.
General admission tickets will go on sale 8 weeks prior to opening.
For more info, please contact Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647.