Rome theatre in English: Oscar & Walt

English-language production in Rome sees Oscar Wilde meet Walt Whitman.

25 Oct-10 Nov. Donald Steven Olson’s award-winning new play Oscar & Walt is staged in a co-production between the Italy Reads programme at John Cabot University and the English Theatre of Rome.

Olson's play coincides with the 200th anniversary of the birth of American poet Walt Whitman, celebrating his enduring legacy by recreating an actual encounter that took place in 1882 between the 62-year-old Whitman and a 28-year-old Oscar Wilde.

Directed by Lee Andrew Archer, the play features Bill Guion, Johnathon Hedley and Caroline Gouger.


The production will be staged at John Cabot on 25 Oct at 16.00, 19.00; and 26-27 Oct at 19.00; 8 Nov at 16.00, 19.00; and 9-10 Nov at 19.00.

There will be two additional shows at Teatro Arciliuto, the historic home of the English Theatre of Rome near Piazza Navona, at midday on 29 Oct and 5 Nov.

Photo ID necessary to obtain entrance to John Cabot University campus. To reserve rometheatre@gmail.com, tel. 346 / 3612209, Whatsapp 348 / 9355626.

For full details see Facebook event page. Photo Irish Times.

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Address Via della Lungara, 233, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

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Rome theatre in English: Oscar & Walt

Via della Lungara, 233, 00165 Roma RM, Italy