Sci-fi, falling in love, and a family cursed explored in:
The Brief Wonruos Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.
Adapted by Elise Theron
Performed by Kelvin Grullon
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (a One Man Play) is a story filled with hilarity and heartbreak, about a sweet, overweight, nerd-boy named
Oscar, who befriends a raw bully-like player, Yunior, forming the unlikeliest of friendships. This epic journey of discovery takes us back and forth in time and place between the beauties and dangers of the Dominican Republic, and the grittiness of Patterson, New Jersey.
With one man playing many of the characters in this Literature to Life adaptation of Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the performance teaches us about compassion and empathy by seeing two very different characters, nerd and bully, take life within the same body.
P.S. It’s like spoken word and a theater play had a daughter; like the C-Town up the block and the Colmado en la esquina had a son.
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.