Performances for two-time Obie Award-winning actor/director/playwright Matthew Maguire’s new solo show, Wild Man in Rome, begin tonight at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street). Wild Man in Rome will run for a strictly limited two-week engagement through November 24. Wild 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.