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The Thiel Players illuminate trials of Oscar Wilde in ‘Gross Indecency’


The Thiel Players illuminate trials of Oscar Wilde in ‘Gross Indecency’

GREENVILLE, Pa.—The Thiel Players opens its production of “Gross Indecency” Friday with shows Saturday and Sunday in the William A. Robinson Theater. The production is free and open to the public.

“Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” was written by Moises Kaufman and draws from period trial transcripts, newspaper accounts and books by and about Wilde. The audience will be taken through three public trials of Oscar Wilde.

The Thiel Players have provided free theater for the campus and community for five decades. They choose productions on a three-year rotation. Over the course of six semesters, students work on a Classical piece, a period-language piece, an early modernist piece, an English language classic, a contemporary play, a musical and a production for young audiences.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15–16 and 2 p.m. on Nov 17. The William A. Robinson Theater is located behind the William A. Passavant Memorial Center on campus.

Shows are free, but reservations are recommended.

All unclaimed reservations will be released to waiting patrons five minutes before the show. Donations are accepted in the box office before and after performances.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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