Review On DRIVING WILDE


Cynthia Citron

Registered Critic


It is called “Driving Wilde” but the only relation it has to Oscar Wilde is that it is playwright Jacqueline Wright’s tedious version of Wilde’s classic “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and the actor who plays the lead is actually called Dorian. And Dorian (Michael Kodi Farrow) at one point expresses the wish, as Wilde’s Dorian did, that he could remain young and beautiful as his portrait becomes old and ugly.

Farrow, who actually is young and beautiful, is represented as a swanning gay man who spends all his time posing seductively and fluttering around orgasmically. And as his personality grows more and more evil, he develops the habit of addressing his conquests lavishly and lovingly one moment and turning vicious and hateful in the next, berating them and insulting them vociferously.

Cynthia Citron has lived and worked on every continent except Antarctica as a journalist, public relations and communications director, a documentary screenwriter and a theater reviewer. She is also a co-founder of Earthwatch, the scientific research expedition company, and served as the editor of Bostonia, the prize-winning alumni magazine of Boston University.