THE WILD PARTY Opens Tonight at Laurel Mill Playhouse
Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY, with Book by Andrew Lippa and Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March, will be directed by Michael V. Hartsfield at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, tonight, April 25 through May 17, 2014. THE WILD PARTY will be musically directed by Alice Laurissa, choreographed by Terrence Bennett and produced by Maureen Rogers.
A steamy prohibition tale steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY was an off-broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades (including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, & Obie awards).
Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment. 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 which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who's been shot?
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Wild Party runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm from April 25 through May 17 with two Sunday matinees at 2pm on May 4 and May 11. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for children (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. For purchase of tickets go to http://tinyurl.com/LaurelMillPlayhouse. All tickets must be prepaid in advance. For further information visit the web site at www.laurelmillplayhouse.org.