I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire by Samantha Hurley will make its world premiere this July at Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre. The Off-Broadway run will be directed by Tyler Struble and presented by Jacob Stuckelman for Watermark Productions.
Dealing with an absent father, a neglectful mother, and mean-spirited classmates, Shelby Hinkley's eighth grade is proving to be a hard time. To cope with it all, Shelby focuses on the best thing about 2004: Spiderman. When leading an online fan club is no longer enough, she decides to kidnap and marry Tobey Maguire; but will the actor live up to her happily-ever-after fantasies?
The Y2K-set farcical comedy, which delves into para-social relationships and obsessions, will announce dates, casting, and more at a later date.
“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,” says Hurley in a statement. “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.”
For more information, visit TheCellTheatre.org.