Players to go Wilde

By Aoife Crowley

For the first time, Players, in conjection with the Philosophical Society, will be holding a week-long festival dedicated to Oscar Wilde.
Kicking off with the Trials of Oscar Wilde on the Monday, the festival will run through Week 3 of this term. Other highlights include a colours debate between UCD and Trinity on Wilde versus Joyce, and two seperate stage versions of The Importance of Being Earnest.
The Happy Prince will also be showing in the Beckett Theatre for the duration of the festival. Matt Smyth of Players also hopes to put on a number of workshops.
Both Declan Meehan, head of the Phil, and Smyth expressed their surprise that such a festival had not been previously organised in Trinity.
Most of the events are free, except those being shown in the Beckett Theatre. Players and the Phil will be announcing a final timetable for the event in the coming days.