Oscar in New York
Special Talk by Merlin Holland
|3:00 p.m. – Commemorative Oscar
Wilde Walk & OWSOA Reception
Come along on a commemorative walking tour led by OWSOA member John
Cooper. We begin outside the Gramercy Park Hotel, 21st St. & Lexington
Ave., with a stroll in the Gramercy Park district tracing Wilde’s 1882
literary and social introduction to America.
We conclude with a Wildean gathering in Serena’s, 222 W. 23rd St., the
delightful lounge of the Chelsea Hotel.
Our special guest speaker will be Merlin Holland,
critically acclaimed author, Wilde scholar, (The Wilde Album, The
Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde), and the grandson of Oscar Wilde.
Reception refreshments include a complimentary glass of Pimms and, of
course, cucumber sandwiches.
$20 PER PERSON
The Best of Oscar
Also of interest
|10:30 a.m. – Special tour of Wildean sites amid New
Join us for a second unique journey, led by John Cooper and assembled
especially for “Oscar Wilde Fest 2002” from the best of his two regular
Oscar Wilde in New York tours. Discover the people and places Oscar knew
and visited in the New York of the gilded age. Walk begins outside the
Church of the Ascension, on the NW corner of 5th Ave. & 10th St., and
concludes at the oldest continuously operating tavern in New York – across
the street from where Wilde once lived – a great place to gather for
refreshment or Sunday lunch.
OWSOA MEMBER TICKETS: $10 PER PERSON
FRIEND TICKETS: $15 PER PERSON
3:00 p.m. – The Importance of Being Earnest
Matineé & Symposium
Enjoy an authentically Victorian staging of Oscar’s comic masterpiece
presented by the Jean Cocteau Repertory, one of New York’s oldest
off-Broadway companies. An educational and entertaining Symposium,
featuring the actors, crew, and production team members, as well as Wilde
scholars, follows the play.
Bouwerie Lane Theatre, 330 Bowery.