Wilde & Gogol

all plays written & directed by Steve Schroer

“The Canterville Ghost”
one-act (enhanced readers theater) produced in 2011 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl
based on the 1887 story by Oscar Wilde
Poor dead Sir Simon gets no respect from a family of philistine Americans.

“The Devoted Friend”
one-act (enhanced readers theater) produced in 2011 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl
based on the 1888 story* by Oscar Wilde
A rich man takes advantage of a poor man’s devotion in this tongue-in-cheek fairy tale.

“Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” (2011 production)
one-act (enhanced readers theater) produced in 2011 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl
based on the 1891 story by Oscar Wilde
Try as he might, the title character cannot successfully commit a murder.

“The Nose”
one-act produced in 2003 at the Playwrights’ Center
based on the 1835 story by Nikolai Gogol
A nose escapes from a man’s face and runs off to lead a life of its own.

“The Overcoat”
one-act produced in 2003 at the Playwrights’ Center
based on the 1842 story by Nikolai Gogol
A lowly clerk’s life is turned upside down by his decision to acquire a new coat.

“Diary of a Madman”
one-act produced in 2003 at the Playwrights’ Center
based on the 1835 story by Nikolai Gogol
A petty bureaucrat becomes convinced that a talking dog can help him win the love of a young girl.

* never before, to the best of our knowledge, adapted for the theater