City Theatre Company, Inc.
Lester Hamburg Studio Theatre
1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Oscar & Walt celebrates the enduring legacy of two towering literary figures by dramatizing a real life encounter that took place in 1882 between the 62 year-old American poet Walt Whitman and the 28 year-old Anglo-Irish wit Oscar Wilde. Cultures clash, egos flare, words fly, and secrets emerge as 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 an unforgettable meeting of minds and hearts.
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 received it’s World Premiere later that year under the auspices of The English Theatre of Rome, Italy and makes its U.S. Premiere in 2021 at Kinetic Theatre.
Directed by Andrew Paul
Starring: Sam Tsoutsouvas, Nick Giedris, and Lisa Ann Goldsmith
Scenic Design by Johnmichael Bohach
Costumes Designed by Kim Brown