The popular tales of Red Ridinghood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Cinderella and Rapunzel are interwoven with that of the Baker and his Wife. This re-telling, though, goes beyond 'happily ever after' as the characters find themselves in unfamiliar territory.
Played out through the folly, opportunism, and greed enabled by an official's visit to a small Russian town, The Government Inspector is a comedy of errors devoid of sympathetic characters, and a scatching indictment of what Gogol saw as the corrupt political machinations of Imperial Russia.
Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the “best” houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion.
This 1895 drama seems eerily prescient, as it explores the plight of a promising young politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us.
This CinePlay adaptation of Chandrashekhara Kambara’s 1983 play Harakeya Kuri, is set in present day and revolves around the lives of three characters who are brought together in a conflict over like no other.
Oscar Wilde's raucous tale of mismatched marriages and unlikely alliances is a romp through the dysfunctional high society scene of Victorian London. Lady Windemere is convinced that her husband is having an affair, and she is out to prove it. One of Wilde's most delicious pieces of debauchery, Lady Windemere's Fan gave life to the immortal aphorism: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
In a Fifth Avenue apartment, art dealer Flanders Kittredge and his wife Ouisa are trying to interest a moneyed friend in a $2 million investment. When an unexpected young guest arrives, claiming to be the son of Sidney Poitier, the plot takes some unexpected turns.
Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon “home” that they share.
A darkly satirical play from Paula Vogel written at the height of the AIDS crisis. As a young woman is diagnosed with a mysterious new illness, she and her beloved brother flee to Europe in search of a cure…and to escape the pain and uncertainty of the future.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Sheridan's clever farce on the pretensions of the theatrical world, includes the splendid Mr Puff.
Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Earnest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence." Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.
Razor-sharp wit inflames a competitive game of survival in the salons of 17th century France where, in this world of "finest appearances," one man's blunt honesty shatters his society's delicate web of manners.
In Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play, Johann Mobius, the world’s greatest physicist, is locked away in a madhouse along with two other scientists. Why? Because he is haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon, and the other two are convinced they are Einstein and Newton. But are these three actually mad? Or are they playing a murderous game with the world at stake? This darkly comic satire probes the cost of sanity among men of science and whether it is the mad who are the truly sane.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic of contemporary Western literature. Dorian Gray, the subject of artist Basil Hallward's painting, becomes obsessed with his own vanity, and adopts a brand of hedonism that ultimately leads to his own misery and demise.
In a world increasingly confronted with a surge towards neofascism, Bertolt Brecht's searing parallel between the rise of Hitler and his henchman in 1930s Germany and Chicago's gangster overlords has rarely been more poignant. As prolific racketeer, Arturo Ui, is recruited as a last resort to provide 'protection' to the ailing Cauliflower Trust, Brecht weaves a grotesque and gruesome tale of the rise of the right.