Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime


Adapted for stage by Constance Cox from Wilde’s 1890’s short story, Lord Arthur, a well-intentioned but slightly dim-witted member of the English peerage, is told by a mysterious palm-reader that he is destined to commit a murder. Eager to marry, he decides he must do the deed immediately; and with the aid of his trusty butler and an anarchist named Winkelkopf, he sets out to execute the perfect crime. “Wilde-ly” entertaining, witty and clever, this is Oscar Wilde at his very best.
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes, including one 10 minute intermission.

Directed by Josephine Hogan

The Cast

  • Baines - Vincent O'Neill*
  • Lord Arthur Savile - Alan Trinca
  • Sybil Merton - Eliza Vann
  • The Dean of Paddington - David Oliver
  • Lady Windermere - Kelly Meg Brennan
  • Lady Clementina Beauchamp - Pamela Rose Magnus
  • Lady Julia Merton - Chris Kelly
  • Mr. Podgers - Ben Michael Moran
  • Nellie - Andrea Gollhardt
  • Herr Winkelkopf - Brian Mysliwy*

* Member of Actors' Equity Association


NEW - 5 Buffalos (out of 5) - Truly superb - a rare rating. "an hilarious drawing room comedy ... Marvelous ... (Josephine Hogan's) direction rivals anything you have seen at The Shaw Festival. Alan Trinca is rock-solid as the naive Lord Arthur Savile. Lady Julia Merton (Chris Kelly) is just deliciously condescending and imperious ... Herr Winkelkopf, the mad-bomber anarchist, brilliantly played by Brian Mysliwy. How brilliantly? ... Getting Vincent O'Neill to break character? Priceless." - Peter Hall, Buffalo Rising

NEW - TOP 5 PICK OF THE WEEK - "a laugh out loud romp ...
Chris Kelly and Brian Mysliwy launch themselves over the edge in a battle of absurdity that keeps the audience howling with laughter. Mysliwy's performance begets comparisons to comic legend Harvey Korman, whose side eyed looks, expressive eyebrows, and skewered German accents made him the go-to freakazoid in most of Mel Brooks best work. His performance is worth the admission price alone. The laughs come early and don't stop until the lights come up. Don't miss this show ..." - Anthony Vitello, Jr., nytheatreguide.com

"Irish Classical's take on Oscar Wilde novel full of wit and style ... Alan Trinca leads this bag of marbles with youth and panache ... incomprehensible tomfoolery of this delightful and asinine story ... Director Josephine Hogan milks great work out of her symbiotic ensemble ... Vincent O'Neill as our effective master of ceremonies, the butler Baines ... (Brian) Mysliwy is pitch-perfect in his exhausting, exacerbating, exhilarating fireworks explosion of a performance." - Ben Siegel, The Buffalo News

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