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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.

Watch for our partner book club events (or consider it for your own!).

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

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.

October 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

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Join us for a book discussion!

Add depth to your experience and participate in a discussion with the Literature to Life actor the night before the performance.

Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30 p.m.
Great River Regional Library, St. Cloud
Free and open to the public


Senior $19
Faculty/Staff $15
Youth/Student ID $15
CSB/SJU Student $10

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