Based on the Poem by Joseph Moncure March
Julie Jordan Gunn, conductor
A steamy prohibition tale, steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party was an Off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March's 1926 narrative poem of the same name, this darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written.
Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their New Orleans row house. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs' jealousy. To quote the show, “One wrong turn the whole place would burn, but who would strike the match?”
This performance contains graphic depictions of sexual assault, sexual content, and violence and is intended for mature audiences only.
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