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Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy
Oscar visits Walt
October 25, 26 and 27 at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center at University of Pennsylvania, 3907 Spruce St.
Frank Schierloh is Walt Whitman Caleb J. Tracy is Oscar Wilde
Music by Tom Wilson Weinberg Words by Whitman, Wilde and Weinberg
OSCAR visits WALT, a new musical play, premiered in mid-June, in partnership with Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy. A three-performance revival will occur on the Penn Campus, October 25, 26 and 27.
Oscar Wilde spent 1882 lecturing in cities and towns across the United States and Canada. During that year Wilde, 27, paid two visits to Walt Whitman at his home in Camden. He had idolized Whitman since childhood, when his mother read Leaves of Grass aloud. Walt was a frail and feisty 62 when Oscar knocked on his door. It's well known that the poets differed in their priorities, politics and poetics, but speculation about what occurred during those private hours is widely debated. At last, in song, dialogue and, of course, poetry, "OSCAR visits WALT" reveals the awkward, volatile and loving truths of these meetings.
Fri, Oct 25, 7:00, wine and Walt Wit beer party, show starts at 8:00, ends at 9:30
Sat, Oct 26, 7:00, wine and Walt Wit beer party, show starts at 8:00, ends at 9:30
Sun, Oct 27, 6:00, wine and Walt Wit beer party, show starts at 7:00, ends at 8:30
LGBT Center at University of Pennsylvania, 3907 Spruce St.
Bus 21 or 42 to 40th St., trolley 11, 13, 34, 36 to 40th St.
Tickets $25, which includes pre-show party.
Free for Penn students with ID, reservations required.
Address questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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