Theatre + Literature
In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Walt Whitman
OSCAR & WALT by Donald Steven Olson, directed by Dan Berkowitz,
featuring Robert McCormick, Nick Giedris, Alyssa Simon
Monday, January 6
Cultures clash, egos flare, words fly and secrets emerge as Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde, two of the greatest writers of the 19th century - one nearing the end of his career, the other just beginning - come face-to-face in Donald Steven Olson’s new play re-creating an actual encounter that took place in 1882 between 62-year-old Whitman and 28-year-old Wilde. Winner of the 2019 “Best Full-Length Play” award from the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights/ City of West Hollywood Pride Reading Festival, Oscar & Walt premiered in Rome in October 2019 in a production by the English Theatre of Rome.
This event is free and open to the public, however an RSVP is required at nationalartsclub.eventbrite.com.
PLEASE NOTE that members of The National Arts Club are not required to RSVP. A block of seats has been set aside for our members, however seating is first-come, first-served and entry to the event can not be guaranteed. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the event start time.