La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
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La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)

La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(173 Ratings)
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Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Delightful

About the Show

Marco Antonio Rodríguez’s adaptation of the hit novel. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles

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Show-Score Member Reviews (168)

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63 Reviews | 10 Followers
Intelligent, Epic, Absorbing

See it if you like magical realism.

Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish.

80 Reviews | 17 Followers
Riveting, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy adaptation of literature that is fresh and cultural. Don’t miss it if you have read the novel. The acting was superb!

Don't see it if you do not like Spanish speaking productions with English subtitles.

224 Reviews | 88 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if This adaptation of the book by Juno Diaz was awesome!The actors are perfect,it's as if they just stepped out of the pages of the book.Bravo!

Don't see it if go see this brilliant play with an impeccable cast.Oscar will make you laugh,cry,& forget all the cynicism that exist in this world.See it!

180 Reviews | 25 Followers
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a different story, one about a Dominican-American nerd who imagines himself a super-hero.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy theatre in a foreign language albeit with English translation supertitles. Read more

71 Reviews | 14 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you liked the novel or are interested in a tragicomedy about a young Dominican looking for love. Outstanding acting by Edgar Sebastian.

Don't see it if you don't know Spanish or do not like reading captions. Otherwise, go! Great performances by the whole cast.

121 Reviews | 31 Followers
Refreshing, Resonant, Funny, Great writing, Clever

See it if You are a fan of the book, & want to see it come to life onstage. If you like underdog stories, if you like a mix of serious themes & comedy

Don't see it if You don’t want to read supertitles, if you hate the book

81 Reviews | 9 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like the writing of Junot Diaz. He uses a lot of pop culture references and if you are unfamiliar some things may go over your head.

Don't see it if You are not fluent in Spanish and hate subtitles. The subtitles did not always convey the humor correctly. Still enjoyable though. Read more

85 Reviews | 23 Followers
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You read the book & enjoy it come to life, Without being a spectacle, have some knowledge of Spanish and enjoy supporting small theater.

Don't see it if You don’t know Spanish and have no clue what the story is about . You don’t enjoy creative , low budget plays. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
January 24th, 2020
For a previous production

"The Tragedy, and Comedy, of Manhood In a Spanish-language stage adaptation of the Junot Díaz novel, the friendship between two Dominican men is a testing ground for competing visions of masculinity."
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October 16th, 2019
For a previous production

"'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' Becomes a New Spanish Play Junot Díaz's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel receives a world-premiere stage adaptation at Repertorio Español."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 21st, 2019
For a previous production

"A straightforward, workmanlike run-through of the book's main narrative, minus its highly individual voice, and stripped of much of its power; Marco Antonio Rodríguez's adaptation puts one in mind of Reader's Digest Condensed Books."
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Theatre is Easy
October 19th, 2019
For a previous production

"A Theasy Best Bet…packs a poignant punch but also delivers an entertaining production…this adaptation feels truthful to the aesthetics of the original text…It's a tale that will move you in unexpected ways."
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New York Theater
October 16th, 2019
For a previous production

"There's much to delight in the vivid characters in the story, and in the several cultures they reflect - Dominican culture, immigrant culture, Comic-con culture - but for the uninitiated it requires extra attention...well-acted, warmhearted entertainment that transcends language even as it plays with it."
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