Oscar Visits Walt World Premiere!

Photo: Kevin Broad
Photo: Kevin Broad

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OSCAR visits WALT is a musical play about Oscar Wilde’s visits to Walt Whitman’s home in Camden in January and May of 1882. Oscar, age 27, had admired Walt since childhood, when his mother read Leaves of Grass to him. Walt was 62 when they met. Oscar was deposited on Walt’s doorstep by his tour manager and the two poets had a private visit. Oscar then continued his lecture tour across the U.S. and returned to Camden for a second visit before continuing his tour of the U.S. and Canada. Volumes have been written about the visits and, at last, “OSCAR visits WALT” reveals exactly what transpired between the two.

Andrew Boyask is Walt Whitman • Caleb J. Tracy is Oscar Wilde
Music by Tom Wilson Weinberg • Words by Whitman, Wilde and Weinberg

There is limited seating available. Tickets are $40 (no service charge, no refunds) and include a pre-show reception and a copy of Leaves of Grass. While Walt and the audience await Oscar Wilde’s arrival, they may enjoy complimentary wine or Philadelphia’s own Walt Wit beer. The show begins promptly one hour after the reception begins.

Performances will be held on three different dates. Click the link of the show you’d like to buy tickets for:

Friday, June 14, 2019, 7:00pm reception, show starts at 8:00pm show, ends at 9:30pm(SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 15, 2019, same schedule as Friday;(SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 2:00pm reception, show starts at 3:00pm, ends at 4:30pm.(SOLD OUT)