Praise for "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

"Creative License has managed something astonishing: attracting an audience of hip young people that would be the envy of any theater company in the region. There were more beards, full-sleeve tattoos and knit caps in Friday's nearly sold-out crowd than I have ever seen attending a play locally — except at earlier Creative License productions. There's a genuine alchemy going on here that involves the Albany Barn's visitors and residents, Creative License's choices in edgy contemporary material, smart marketing on social media and more. As a middle-aged person who sometimes feels he's among the youngest in any given theater audience, it's deeply encouraging to see."
-Steve Barnes, Times Union

"A contemporary Dorian Gray that maintains the classic Wildean values"
"I highly recommend you see this one before it’s gone – this is a treat you deserve."
-Amy Durant, The Alt

"Dorian Gray [is a] a rip-roaring production"
"This vivid production should satisfy audiences of any age."
-Paul Lamar, Daily Gazette

Isaac Newberry (L) as Alan and Ian LaChance (R) as Dorian

Isaac Newberry (L) as Alan and Ian LaChance (R) as Dorian

Lucy Miller (L) as Sybil and Ian LaChance (R) as Dorian

Lucy Miller (L) as Sybil and Ian LaChance (R) as Dorian

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (based on the novel by Oscar Wilde) and directed by Aaron Holbritter, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY follows preternaturally handsome Dorian Gray, who has his portrait painted by his college classmate, the on-the-rise artist Basil Hallwood. When their mutual friend Henry Wotton offers to include it in a show, Dorian makes a fateful wish—that his portrait should grow old instead of him—and strikes an unspeakable bargain with the devil. So begins Dorian's steady decline into a life of depravity, following a twisted path that will lead him towards sexual deviance, violence, and much, much worse. (This show was presented with the help of a grant from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature & administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region)

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (based on the novel by Oscar Wilde) and directed by Aaron Holbritter, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY follows preternaturally handsome Dorian Gray, who has his portrait painted by his college classmate, the on-the-rise artist Basil Hallwood. When their mutual friend Henry Wotton offers to include it in a show, Dorian makes a fateful wish—that his portrait should grow old instead of him—and strikes an unspeakable bargain with the devil. So begins Dorian's steady decline into a life of depravity, following a twisted path that will lead him towards sexual deviance, violence, and much, much worse.
(This show was presented with the help of a grant from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature & administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region)