Literature to Life: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Literature to Life is a theater company that specializes in adapting prize-winning books for the stage. This one-man play brings to life Junot Diaz’s poignant story, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

Oscar is an overweight Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, New Jersey who obsesses over science fiction, falling in love, and the curse that has plagued his family for generations. Despite endless taunting, Oscar remains true to himself. This is a powerful tale of cultural identity, coming of age and the endless human capacity to persevere in the name of love.

Best for ages 14+. Please note, this performance contains adult themes and language.

Book Clubs: bring your book club and recieve 25% off Regular or Senior priced tickets! Call the Box Office and mention the Expect Wow book club discount.


This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Central MN Arts Board with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group.