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Oscar Visits Walt
By Cabaret Vérité and Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni's Room

Performances will take place on June 14 and June 15.

Cabaret Vérité
Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni's Room

In Partnership with Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy



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

*Show begins at 8pm with reception in advance.

Join Walt for wine, Walt Wit beer and bar snacks from 7 to 8 PM Friday or Saturday. The play begins promptly upon Oscar’s arrival at 8. All performances are at Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room, 12th and Pine Streets, Philadelphia.

Tickets and more information are available at

Date and Time
Friday, June 14, 2019
7:00PM (UTC)

Giovanni's Room Bookstore at 345 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States