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THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO

Performance / United States
April 19, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Book-It Repertory Theatre
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 

ACC grantee Elises Thoron adapted and directs THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that chronicles the life of Oscar de León, an overweight Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, New Jersey. Oscar is obsessed with science fiction and fantasy novels, falling in love, and the curse that has plagued his family for generations. Performed by artist Elvis Nolasco (“American Crime”, “She’s Gotta Have It”), this production shows the importance of facing fear with love.

In collaboration with Literature to Life, each performance will feature a short pre- and post-performance discussion.

Grantee: Elise Thoron

Website: http://book-it.org/2017-2018-mainstage-season/the-brief-wondrous-life-of-oscar-wao/