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 a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. 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 as it celebrates 150 years.