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THE HAPPY PRINCE
Ped Mall -Scene 1
Monday, Jul 15, 2019 6:00 PM
His body ailing, Oscar Wilde lives in exile, surviving on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.
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General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50
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General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50

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"Conveys the declining Wilde's pain, despair and self-pity, but also the writer's defiant banter." - Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

"Proves a film can be both bleak and warm-spirited, as befits its mighty subject." - David Edelstein, Vulture

In a cheap Parisian hotel room, Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) lies on his deathbed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life?

Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance (Emily Watson), the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglass (Colin Morgan) and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas) who tried and failed to save him from himself.

From Dieppe to Naples to Paris, freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintances, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp. The Happy Prince is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.