The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Sci-fi, falling in love, and a family curse explored in
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
by Junot Díaz
Adapted and directed by Elise Thoron
Performed by Elvis Nolasco
April 19—May 6, 2018

Book-It hosts a Literature to Life/Young Audiences of New York adaptation of 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 a virtuosic performance, Nolasco plays Oscar, as well as 30 other characters, including Oscar’s athletic roommate and the narrator of the piece, Yunior.

Previews: Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20
Opening Night: Saturday, April 21
Closing: Sunday, May 6

Wednesday-Saturday—7:30pm (Matinées on April 25 and May 5)
Sundays – 2:00pm

The Center Theatre at the Armory (305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109).

Tickets start at $26 with group rates available. $15 tickets will be available to students during the entire run with valid school ID. Purchase at book-it.org or by calling the box office at 206.216.0833.

The performance runs 85 minutes with no intermission. In collaboration with Literature to Life, each performance will feature a short pre- and post-performance discussion.

The show contains mature content including strong language, slurs, and references to suicide.

Illustration by Nope Ltd.
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305 Harrison St, 98109
Seattle
19 April , Thursday 19:30

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