Sat 16th October, Oscar
Wilde Fest 2004 - New York City
Meet outside the Gramercy Park Hotel, Lexington Avenue and 21st Street, New
(856-625-6793, www.owsoa.org) Noon-6pm $25
(excl. lunch )
To celebrate the
150th birthday of Oscar Wilde, the Oscar Wilde Society of America (www.owsoa.org)
held its annual festival.
A private performance by urban dramatist Doric
Wilson and cast of his play Now She Dances! - "a
topsy turvy retelling of Wilde’s Salome... Incisive wit, theatrical flair and
sophisticated gay consciousness combines with dramatic flourish in this subtle
scrutiny of homophobia." - John Deverre, Mandate.
Other events included a
guided walking tour of the places visited by
Wilde during his year long stay in America; lunch gathering at a historic
setting for talks and
Latin pop star Jade
Esteban Estrada performing part
of his hilarious and glittering solo extravaganza
ICONS: The Lesbian and
Gay History of the World, Vol. 1, of course, as Oscar Wilde.
A second short tour concluded with a visit to the Oscar
Wilde bookstore .