Play directory : The Wild Party

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Joseph Moncure Marsh
  • Written
    2000 (originally 1928)
  • Overview
    Originally a narrative poem written in the classical epic style.

    Show people Queenie and her lover Burrs, who live in a manner considered edgy and decadent at the time, decide to have one of their parties, complete with illegal bathtub gin and the couple's colorful, eccentric and egocentric friends, but the party does not unfold without more tumultuous goings-on than planned. Each of the primary characters is vibrant and established.

    The Wild Party was adapted into a poorly-received film version, in 1975, and two stage musicals, both produced in the same 1999-2000 theater season, one on Broadway and the other off-Broadway.