Oscar Wilde's philosophy leads him on a path to destruction. "The Judas Kiss" describes two pivotal moments: the day Wilde decides to stay in England and face imprisonment, and the night when the lover for whom he risked everything betrays him. With a burning sense of outrage, David Hare presents the consequences of an uncompromisingly moral position in a world defined by fear and conformity. Originally produced in the West End and on Broadway, this new edition coincides with a 2012 revival. "Superbly written ...Hare has taken a history and pieced it together with heroic grace...Vastly rich, sophisticated and heartbreaking." ("Time Out", New York).