The Longwood Players

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Upcoming shows

Poster for Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

by Moisés Kaufman

Directed by Veronica Haakonsen

November 9, 10, 15, 16 @ 8pm

November 11, 17 @ 2pm

Chelsea Theatre Works
189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea

In early 1895, the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Wilde's young lover, left a card at Wilde's club accusing him of being a "posing somdomite." Wilde sued for criminal libel. The defense denounced Wilde's art and literature as immoral, leading the prosecuting attorney to declare, "It would appear that what is on trial is not Lord Queensberry but Mr. Wilde's art!" In the end Queensberry was acquitted, and evidence that had been gathered against Wilde compelled the Crown to prosecute him for "gross indecency with male persons.” Using transcripts from the actual trials, Wilde’s own writings, and excerpts from autobiographies and other historical documents, this play reconstructs the three trials that Oscar Wilde endured. In addition to Wilde and Queensberry, characters ranging from Queen Victoria to London's rent boys, to a present-day academic are assembled to explore how history is made and how it can be so timely revisited in the theatre.

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Poster for A Night at the Cabaret 2019

A Night at the Cabaret 2019

February 1 and 2 at 8pm

Chelsea Theatre Works
189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea

Our annual Night at the Cabaret winter fundraiser will be performed at Chelsea Theatre Works in Chelsea, MA, on Friday February 1 and Saturday February 2, 2019 at 8pm. Enjoy food and drinks as your favorite Longwood legends perform classic musical theater songs.

Stay tuned for more information!

Poster for Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance

Music by Arthur Sullivan

Libretto by W. S. Gilbert

Directed by Kaitlyn Chantry

May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 @ 8pm

May 12, 18 @ 2pm

Chelsea Theatre Works
189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea

Frederic, orphaned at a young age and mistakenly apprenticed to a rather ineffectual band of pirates, falls in love with Mabel, whose father is the very model of a modern Major-General. Caught between love for Mabel and piratical duty, Frederic sets in motion a hilarious sequence of events with pirates chasing daughters, daughters chasing police, and police chasing pirates. Will love win the day? Ready your funny bones and set sail to find out.

Join us in an intimate black box setting as 10 actors take on more than 30 roles in Gilbert and Sullivan's most beloved tale of duty, courtship, and piracy!

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