Performances for the West Coast premiere of two-time Obie Award-winning actor/director/playwright Matthew Maguire's new solo show, Wild Man in Rome, begin tonight at the Son of Semele Ensemble (3301 Beverly Boulevard). Wild Man in Rome will run for three performances only through December 1, and will be a special benefit production for the Son of Semele Ensemble. 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.
Prior to its run at the Son of Semele Theater, Wild Man in Rome played a strictly limited engagement at New York City's Wild Project from November 14 – 24.
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 29, 30, and December 1. All performances are at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are priced at $20 and are available through the Son of Semele Ensemble at https://sonofsemele.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0JG000000CTosWMAT or by calling (213) 351-3507.