Illumination Act to Stage Immersive THE WILD PARTY this Fall
Illumination Act will stage an immersive version of Andrew Lippa's "The Wild Party". Performances will take place October 31 - November 17 at 7:00 pm. All shows will be held at Loft 172 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn located at 172 Classon ave, Brooklyn NY, 11205. This musical is intended for mature audiences.
Tickets for "The Wild Party" range from $15- $45 and can be purchased on the Illumination Act website at illuminationact.com or by phone at 256-683-9859. Included with ticket purchases are free drink tokens which may be redeemed at the venue for cocktails and refreshments. Seating placement and the quantity of drink tokens vary according to ticket tier.
Following the opening night performance on October 31st will be a celebratory Halloween party for cast, crew, and attendees alike with FREE food and drinks. Those interested are encouraged to come in costume, and will receive an extra drink token if they are dressed up in costume.
Based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 poem of the same name, "The Wild Party" features characters Queenie and Burrs, a romantic duo as volatile as they are passionate. Queenie hosts a party at her apartment to reignite the fire in their relationship. The guest list includes a pugilist, a prostitute, a slick producer, twins equal parts flamboyant and incestuous, among others. This raucous group makes liberal use of bootlegged alcohol, cocaine, and sultry dancing as tensions overheat and the party descends into bacchanalia.
Illumination Act's production of "The Wild Party" utilizes immersive theatre techniques to add a level of intimacy that is lost in the traditional theatre setting. Instead of an elevated stage, the action takes place all around the audience, with seating interspersed throughout the set. This close proximity combined with the flourish and flair of the show are sure to make this a truly wild, wild party for all involved. Loft 172 is an event space located in the modish Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn at 172 Classon Ave Brooklyn Ny, 11205.
?The cast of "The Wild Party" includes Erica Hansen as Queenie, Daniel Lopez as Burrs, Brian Demar Jones as Mr. Black, Abbey Sierakowski as Kate, Quentin Garzón as Eddie, Katlyn Shaw as Mae, Zachary Swartout as Phil, Spencer Streno as Oscar, Noel Houle-von Behren as Max, April Leonhard as Madeline True, Haley Jones as Delores, Evan Dolan as Jackie, Craig Winberry as Sam, and Kaitlyn Santa Juana as Nadine. The director/choreoagrpher and music director for "The Wild Party" is Derrick Byars. The co-choreographer is Danielle Colangelo. The costume designer is Caleb Grisset. The stage manager is Chase Duhe. The assistant stage manager is Janie Paw. The production team includes Conrad Fox, and interns Keith Comley, Valerie Stebbins, and Joseph Martinez.
Illumination Act is a professional production group based in Brooklyn, New York. We strive to produce new and challenging works that bring awareness to and benefit important issues of today; bring new life to classics; and provide enriching educational experiences for children and adults. Our goal is provide the highest quality of productions at affordable prices. We believe that art should be experienced and enjoyed by all.