Norwich University Hosts Northern Stage Production of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host a Northern Stage Literature to Life stage presentation of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Norwich University’s Mack Hall auditorium.

“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” is a one-person play based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Junot Diaz. The play chronicles the life of Oscar de León, who is obsessed with science fiction and fantasy novels, falling in love, and the curse that has plagued his family for generations. The play features performer Kelvin Grullon and is adapted and Directed by Lit-to-Life co-creator Elise Thoron.

The performance contains adult content and strong language.

This production is free and open to the public. The Mack Hall auditorium is a brand-new, 387-seat state-of-the-art facility recently completed as part of Norwich University’s bicentennial campaign and celebration.   

This tour is presented by Northern Stage’s Education and Artistic Outreach Department through the generosity of the Pussycat Foundation and Northern Stage’s family of donors.


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About Northern Stage

Northern Stage is a regional nonprofit LORT-D professional theater company in White River Junction, Vermont. Northern Stage actively engages its audiences with world-class productions and extensive educational and outreach programs in its new home, the Barrette Center for the Arts. Founded in 1997, the company has offered more than 150 professional productions of new works, classics, and musicals. Now in its 22nd Season, Northern Stage serves more than 50,000 people. Northern Stage’s breadth of programming supports the company’s mission to “change lives, one story at a time.”  

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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