The night Oscar Wilde came to Katoomba, she was dressed as a man...

Eve Langley, an eccentric bag lady with a machete at her hip, comes to the house of writer Eleanor Dark. What brings her there? What has she lost? What is the story of the house? Why did Eleanor Dark give up writing? Why did Eve Langley change her name to Oscar Wilde? Why were ASIO spying on the Darks? A literary mystery, a fictionalised meeting of two great writers who never met. 'This play takes us to an emotional precipice, but we are not allowed to fall... It is a play of ideas ranging from class to old age, sexual politics and, of course, writing... The writing is brilliant...' Merlinda Bobis, Blues Arts News

  • naturalistic/expressionistic drama with some comic
  • 90
  • 3 total
  • 2 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Dr Dark

Male | 60+ | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 60

EXTRACT: But who am I to grant permission, as I did? Of course I miss her more profoundly than anyone in the world. I wonder, is it better to have a little affectionate love, and not suffer too much - or to have a deep passionate love and suffer more for it?......I'll leave you with that question. I'm feeling rather weary myself. Think I'll just go upstairs for a while......If any of you would care to visit me, I take milk coffee with six spoons of sugar...... Goodnight

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