Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish-born poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include collections of fairy stories; the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray; and many brilliantly witty plays, including what is often considered to be his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.
Terrence McNally is the author of a dozen one-acts and over thirty full-length plays. He has been honored with four Tony Awards for Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Master Class, and Ragtime four Drama Desk Awards, two Obie Awards, and an Emmy.