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Posted on Sat, Nov 24, 2012 : 5:09 a.m.

The New Theatre Project to present world premiere of 'Wolf Cry Wolf'

By Staff


Kris Reilly in "Wolf Cry Wolf"

Photo by Keith Paul Medelis

The New Theatre Project is offering its second world premiere by playwright Kevin Kautzman, "Wolf Cry Wolf," at the Mix performance space in Ypsilanti.

After the success of Kautzman's "If You Start a Fire [Be Prepared to Burn]," TNTP is eager to showcase more work by the playwright. “His plays are magical,” said artistic director Keith Paul Medelis in a press release. “There is a delicious theatricality and poetry to all of them that makes them a treat for any company. We are very happy to serve these plays with their first outing.”

In "Wolf Cry Wolf," when Steph returns home
to North Dakota for the first time in years and surprises her estranged childhood friend Jane, they descend into their memories and relive the summer Jane told Steph her deepest secret: she knows how turn into a wolf.

"Wolf Cry Wolf" looks at the fine line between memory and imagination, and the lies we tell to survive our shadows. The cast features Meredith Deighton, Ramona Lucius, and Kris Reilly. "Wolf Cry Wolf" will feature the designs and direction of Medelis and the puppetry design of Bri Howard.

Further details are available online at

Performances are Friday-Sunday at 8 p.m., from Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Two pay-what-you-can preview performances will be offered on Sunday, November 25 and Monday, November 26 at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a talk back with the actors and director.

Patrons who have dinner at Bona Sera Cafe across the street will receive $1 off the ticket price, with receipt.

All performances take place at the Mix Studio Theater, 130 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti. Ticket prices are $15, $10 for students and industry. Tickets are available for purchase online via the Brown Paper Tickets link on TNTP’s website. TNTP no longer uses its old box office phone number, but the Mix can be reached at 734-961-8704.