In 1882, Oscar Wilde paid two visits to Walt Whitman at his home in Camden.
The unlikely duo differed dramatically in their priorities, politics and poetics.
Our new musical reveals the awkward, volatile and loving truths of these visits.
After 6 performances, Oscar visits WALT is resting.
With support from Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy, we staged the show three
times at Giovanni's Room in June and three times on the Penn Campus in October.
Our thanks to Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni's Room and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual
Transgender Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Our cast in June was
Andrew Boyask as Walt Whitman and Caleb J. Tracy as Oscar Wilde. In October,
Frank Schierloh played Whitman and Caleb returned as Wilde. Music was by Tom
Wilson Weinberg and words were by Whitman, Wilde and Weinberg.
SAVE THE DATES FOR CABARET VÉRITÉ X
FRIDAY APRIL 17, 2010, AND SATURDAY APRIL 18, 8:00 PM
IN THE PHILADELPHIA ROOM
OF THE WILLIAM WAY LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER