Wild Boy

Saturday, October 26, 2013
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Lone Mountain Main 148 - Studio Theatre
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Maloney, Ellen G
Performing Arts


Wild Boy

Oct. 25 – 26, 2013 | Shows @ 8pm | Matinee Fri. Oct. 25 @ 2pm
Studio Theater on Lone Mountain

A play by Oliver Goldstick based on “Not Even Wrong” by Paul Collins Directed by Ken Sonkin

Featuring: Sean Armstrong, Kahleif Bell, Tristan Boisset, T. J. Duderstadt, Lauren Giebitz, Emelyn Hicks, Amanda Moore, Alexandra Shiras, and Jonathan Tierney

When Paul and Jennifer Collins' son Morgan was two years old, he could read, spell, and perform multiplication tables in his head… but not answer to his own name. A casual conversation or any social interaction with Morgan is a complex cryptogram, one that must always be painstakingly decoded. He lives in a world of his own: an autistic world.

Based on the book Not Even Wrong, Oliver Goldstick (Desperate Housewives, Pretty Little Liars) has beautifully adapted Collins’ story of his son's autism as a voyage into the realm of permanent outsiders who are often profoundly misunderstood. Wild Boy is a play that reaches from 18th Century London to the modern-day lives of a family in Portland, Oregon. “Part memoir, part history, it traces the lives of suspected autistics both famous and obscure, including Peter the Wild Boy, a feral child who became a sensation at the court of King George I.” Wild Boy is a play about how human connection comes to us in strange and wondrous forms.

Tickets: usfca.edu/artsci/pa/tickets
More information: performingarts@usfca.edu, 415.422.5979

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