Literature to Life: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2021)


Saturday, August 7, 2021, 8pm


HRM Amphitheater


This thrilling adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel by Junot Diaz chronicles the life of Oscar, an overweight science-fiction enthusiast who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien. Encapsulating magical realism and Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao presents audiences with an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere, and risk it all in the name of love. Kelvin Grullon performs the role of the nerd nicknamed ‘Oscar Wao’ in this Literature to Life Signature Performance, with adaptation and direction by Elise Thoron. The solo performance is accompanied by pre- and post-show discussion that encourages audiences of all ages to engage in self-reflection and discovery.

Doors open at 7:30pm. No reservations required. Capacity is currently capped at 150 attendees per performance; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking is available.

This program was part of the 2021 Summer Amphitheater Series. Learn more about the free series here.