Marc Wolf's "The Road Home: Re-Membering America"
Tackles Post 9/11 Issues At The Huntington

Obie Award-winning playwright and performer Marc Wolf returns to Boston as the Huntington Theater Company -- in association with Geva Theatre Center of Rochester, New York -- presents the world premiere of Wolf's one-man show, "The Road Home: Re-Membering America." Directed by David Schweizer, the production runs March 24-April 30, 2006 at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.

On September 11th, 2001, writer, solo performer, and New York City resident Marc Wolf found himself stranded on the West Coast. Anxious to return home, he decided to rent a car, take to the road with his tape recorder and talk to his fellow Americans along the way. "The Road Home" is described as a provocative portrait of the complexity and resilience of our nation, profoundly moving and highly entertaining.

The resulting soundtrack -- recorded during a time of chaos and questions -- is the foundation for "The Road Home." This one-person performance amplifies the unheard voices of 20 everyday Americans as they react to one of the most galvanizing events in modern day America.

Wolf embodies each of them under duress and discovers a universally uncanny ability to recover. A Native American basket maker, a Muslim dentist, a teenage Latina shopaholic, a traveling salesman, a hairdresser, a 6-year old pumpkin carver, and a German hitchhiker all exhibit the complexities facing Americans in a crisis: fear, hope, and a surprising sense of humor. The characters offer views on patriotism, foreigners, New York City, and the American government.

Huntington Theatre Company Artistic Director Nicholas Martin commented, "I have admired Marc's work for years, for its elegant simplicity and powerful themes. He is a unique artist whose ability to put his finger on the pulse of America is due in no small part to his incredible gifts as an actor," says

Wolf is best known for his previous one-man-show, "Another American: Asking and Telling," about the U.S. military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, for which he received the OBIE, Helen Hayes and Independent Reviewers of New England Awards for Best Solo Performance.

"Another American: Asking and Telling" brought Wolf acclaim from the New York Times who dubbed him "a brilliant artist." His interest in politics has compelled him to blend a passion for political activism in his writing and performance work. He was commissioned by the McCarter Theater Center in Princeton, and awarded a 2003 National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group grant to develop "The Road Home: Re-Membering America."


March 28

Presentation featuring playwright Marc Wolf and led by a member of the Huntington's artistic staff. This pre-show "sneak preview" begins at 6:30 p.m. in the theatre. Free with ticket purchase.

April 6

For theatergoers 35 and under to mingle with staff, artists, and each other. Pre-show reception at 6 p.m. and post-show backstage tour. Free with ticket purchase.

April 13

Marc Wolf will appear after the 7:30 p.m. performance to answer audience questions. Free with ticket purchase.

April 23

Humanities Forum is a lively discussion about the issues and ideas presented in the production. After the 2 p.m. show. Free with ticket purchase.

April 26

Marc Wolf will appear after the 2 p.m. performance on April 26 to answer audience questions. Free with ticket purchase.

For tickets and information, stop by the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office at 527 Tremont Street, the B.U. Theatre Box Office at 264 Huntington Avenue, call 617 266-0800 or visit

-- OnStage Boston

Photo: Ken A. Huth, courtesy Geva Theatre Center.



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