|"I'M GONNA MARRY YOU TOBEY MAGUIRE" TO PLAY THE CELL THEATRE THIS JULY|
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|WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW PLAY
"I'M GONNA MARRY YOU TOBEY MAGUIRE"
TO PLAY THE CELL THEATRE
WRITTEN BY SAMANTHA HURLEY
DIRECTED BY TYLER STRUBLE
New York, NY (January 25, 2023) – Jacob Stuckelman of Watermark Productions announced today that the World Premiere production of the new play I'M GONNA MARRY YOU TOBEY MAGUIRE, written by Samantha Hurley and directed by Tyler Struble, will play Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre (338 West 23rd Street) this July.
"If Shakespeare or Arthur Miller read this play, their brains would probably ooze out of their ears and honestly, I love that for me, for us," shares playwright Samantha Hurley . "This is a play for my people. This is for the girlies who were writing One Direction fan fiction and for anyone who has ever kissed a glossy TigerBeat or M magazine poster in their room. You may think this play is not for you, but it probably is."
To cope with the absence of her father, neglect of her mother, and ridicule by her classmates, eighth-grader Shelby Hinkley has put all of her time and energy into the only thing that matters in 2004: Spiderman. When leading a devout online fan club proves insufficient to her needs, Shelby decides to risk it all for love, kidnap famous actor Tobey Maguire and marry him in her basement. Her fantasies of happily ever after start to crumble as she realizes Tobey may not be the charismatic, heartthrob actor she thinks she knows. A Y2K farce, I'M GONNA MARRY YOU TOBEY MAGUIRE is a full-throttle explosion of our para-social relationships and the obsessions that detonate them.
Additional information, including dates and casting, will be announced shortly. Please visit TheCellTheatre.org/2023.
SAMANTHA HURLEY (Playwright) is a New York-based, Maine-raised comedy writer. She has a degree in theatre studies from Ithaca College. Her original sketches have been performed at the UCB theatre, Characters Welcome, PIT, and Brooklyn Comedy Collective.
TYLER STRUBLE (Director) is a director and producer focused on new work development and community arts organizing. Based in Ithaca, NY they served as Associate Producer at Kitchen Theatre Company for three years and recently directed the company's production of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them. At KTC, Tyler was a part of the producing team that helmed the world-premiere production of Shape by Kara-Lynn Vaeni, the company's first-ever NEA-funded, outdoor pop-up production. As a director, they have assisted M. Bevin O'Gara, Kyle Haden, Rebecca Bradshaw, Suzanne Agins, and Margarett Perry and are an alum of the 24-Hour Plays: Nationals program. They proudly serve on the board of directors for Village at Ithaca, a non-profit organization committed to supporting the educational hopes, dreams, and aspirations of children and families in Tompkins County, with whom they co-produced the short film, Stolen Joy Project, selected for the 2022 Atlanta Children's Film Festival.
ABOUT THE CELL THEATRE
Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre (Artistic Director Kira Simring) is a not-for-profit dedicated to the incubation and presentation of new work across all artistic disciplines that mine the mind, pierce the heart and awaken the soul. Founded in 2006 as a "21st century salon", the cell has provided a developmental home in the heart of Chelsea for the performing arts, food artists, cyborg theatre artists, musicians, installation artists, choreographers and more. Past performances include, What Kind of Woman; when the blossom passes, what remains; The Final Veil; Elizabeth Swados' Nightclub Cantata; What Keeps You Going by HOLDTIGHT; Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings) (starring Jackie Hoffman); Persou by Ellpetha Tsivicos and Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez; Tolerance Party; Found; Hoard (co-produced with Off the Wall); The Evolution of Mann; Bastard Jones (a Drama-Desk Award nominee); Crackskull Row; Hey Jude; Rady & Bloom's Peter/Wendy; The McGowan Trilogy; Horse Girls; Hard Times: An American Musical (now the Tony-Award winning Paradise Square); and Dinner and Delusion. Work developed at the cell has been seen on Broadway, Irish Repertory Theatre, MCC, Rattlestick Playwrights' Theatre, New World Stages, Cherry Lane Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage, Toyohashi Arts Theatre, Kino Theater, UK, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Carnegie Stage, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Art Basel Miami.
ABOUT WATERMARK PRODUCTIONS
Watermark Productions founded by Jacob Stuckelman with Associate Producer Matt Krauss, is a theatrical producing and management company that focuses on sharing new and challenging stories that explore and excavate the darker corners of the human experience to make sense of them. Watermark is actively the lead producer on Emily Feldman and Daniel Aukin's stage adaptation of Lore Segal's novel Other People's Houses, as well as a new play I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire, which will premiere in NYC at Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre in the Summer 2023. Watermark Productions is thrilled to be a co-producer on the upcoming revivals of Parade and Merrily We Roll Along. Previous projects include Sea Wall / A Life (Tony Nom.). Our team has worked in offices such as Wicked at David Stone Productions, New York Theatre Workshop, Jujamcyn Theaters, JAG Productions, 321 Theatrical Management, AKA UK, and Circle in the Square Theatre among others. Our founder, Jacob Stuckelman is proud to have produced the first-ever site-specific production of Little Shop of Horrors inside Bool's Flower Shop in 2019. He has also worked as a company manager on multiple national tours and is currently an Associate Member of The Broadway League.
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