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Obie Award-winning Matthew Maguire Brings All New Solo Show “Wild Man in Rome” to the Wild Project

Rick Miramontez / Michael Jorgensen / Andy Snyder
rick@oandmco.com / michael@oandmco.com / andy@oandmco.com 



“An absorbing, buzz-inducing production.”
-The New York Times on Wild Man


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New York, NY (October 23, 2012)– Creation Production Company announced today that two-time Obie Award-winning actor and director Matthew Maguire will return to The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street) this fall in his new solo show Wild Man in Rome for a strictly limited two-week engagement beginning on November 14Wild Man in Rome is a follow-up to Maguire’s smash hit solo show, Wild Man, which premiered at The Wild Project in 2010.

Following its run at The Wild Project, Wild Man in Rome will play Los Angeles’s Son of Semele Ensemble, beginning November 29.

In his hit solo show Wild Man, Mr. Maguire grappled with mortality as he explored the wildest moments of his life.  He told true stories of runaway horses, smuggling watermelons, and cheatin’ death.  Following Wild Man’s strong critical and audience response in New York and Los Angeles, Mr. Maguire has created this all new play with fresh stories collected in Rome over four years.  Whereas Wild Man was entirely autobiographical, Wild Man in Rome will weave fact with fable. Wild Man in Rome asks: Where is our wild side and how can we unleash it?

Written and performed by Mr. Maguire, Wild Man in Rome features direction by Elizabeth Margid and lighting design by Chad McArver.

The performance schedule is as follows: November 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23 and 24. All performances are at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are priced at $18 ($13 with valid student I.D.) and are available through OvationTix at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/917415 or by calling (212) 352-3101.

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Matthew Maguire (Playwright/Performer) won an OBIE award for Performance in 1998 and an OBIE Award for Direction in 2007.  He is the Director of the Theatre Program at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and the co-artistic director of Creation Production Company. The company has produced fifty original works for the stage.  His plays include Instinct, The Seven Deadly Elements, based on the collage novel by Max Ernst, Eye Figure Fiction, Untitled (The Dark Ages Flat Out), The American Mysteries, The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo, Visions of Don Juan, The Tower, a science fiction opera, Chaos, with Michael Gordon, Phaedra, Throwin’ Bones, which began as a collaboration with architects Diller + Scofidio titled Skin at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, and the OBIE Award winning Abandon, with a score by Andrew Ingkavet.  His work also includes the creation with Philip Glass and Molissa Fenley of A Descent into the Maelström for Australia’s Adelaide Festival.  His directing projects include Molière and Charpentier’s Le Malade Imaginaire for the Long Beach Opera, and Manhattan Theatre Club’s Downtown Uptown Festival.  He is an active alumnus of New Dramatists.  His awards include fellowships from the NEA, the McKnight and Hammerstein Foundations, commissions from the NEA, NYSCA, and Meet the Composer, and a 2008 award from the New York Foundation for the Arts.  In 2009 NoPassport Press published Matthew Maguire: Three Plays.   www.creationproduction.org

Elizabeth Margid (Director) has directed the Yale Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Hangar Theatre, New Georges, Soho Rep, NYU’s Musical Theatre Program, New Dramatists, and Fordham College at Lincoln Center, where she is the Head of the Directing Program. Most recently she directed Alice Eve Cohen’s solo show What I Thought I Knew, adapted from her much acclaimed memoir, at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Prior collaborations with Ms. Cohen include her solo piece Thin Walls and children’s theatre piece Hannah and the Hollow Challah for the 78th Street Theatre Lab, and the Edinburgh Festival.  As a dramaturg/director, Ms. Margid was instrumental in the creation of A Visit From The Footbinder, an original musical adapted from a story by Emily Prager that was developed through the BMI Workshop and Goodspeed Opera, produced by the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab at the Arclight Theatre, and which won a Jerry Bock New Musical Award. She is the librettist of a music-theatre adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, which received a workshop at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival and a production by the Fordham Alumni Company and Puppeteers’ Cooperative with support from the Henson Foundation.  Ms. Margid has served as an Associate Producer for the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Manhattan Punch Line Theatre, and as the Ark Theatre Company’s Director of Play Development. She received an MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama, where she was awarded the John Badham Directing Fellowship.

Chad McArver (Lighting Design) has designed lighting and scenery for Off-Broadway Theatre and regional theatres.  His designs for theatre and dance have been seen at The Kennedy Center, The Public Theater, The Joyce Soho, and internationally in Singapore and at The LG Arts Center in Seoul, South Korea.  On Broadway Mr. McArver has worked with Tony winning lighting designer Howell Binkley as Associate Lighting Designer on several shows including Minnelli on Minnelli directed by Fred Ebb starring Liza Minnelli, and Harold Prince’s Parade at The Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Also on Broadway Mr. McArver has worked with scenic designer Riccardo Hernandez as his Associate on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog at the Ambassador Theatre, and Elaine Stritch at Liberty at The Neil Simon Theatre, both directed by George C. Wolfe.  Mr. McArver’s Off-Broadway credits include: Gypsy and the Yellow Canary, performed and adapted by Irene Worth and directed by George C. Wolfe at The Public Theater, Spoke Man, written and performed by John Hockenberry, directed by Wynn Handman at the American Place Theatre, and Masked Men, directed by Tom O’Horgan at the Westbeth Theatre.

For more information, visit www.creationproduction.org.

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