Production Photography by Robert Clatterbuck.


Synopsis

Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party was an off-broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, & Obie awards. Adapted from Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name, The Wild Party tells the story of Queenie and Burrs. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness, they decide to throw a party to end all parties. In Iron Crow Theatre's queering of the piece, The Wild Party exists in a dreamlike state, somewhere between sexual fantasy and nightmare. As guests arrive, we meet an assortment of characters who exemplify what it means to live beyond the binary and on the edge while Queenie 'sets the stage' for a brutal game of lust, jealousy and deception. One wild evening gives us a stark insight into the danger and risk inherent within the game some call love. 

Please note that The Wild Party explores mature themes, contains adult language, sexual content and violence.
The Wild Party may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 18.


REVIEWS

"...a web of debauchery that is fantastically entertaining and totally fascinating...a larger than life production, bursting at the seams with inventive touches, great pacing, and a sharp eye for details. Sean Elias’ vision for this production of The Wild Party makes it crystal clear why we need him, and Iron Crow, around for a long, long, long time." - MD Theatre Guide

"'Go big or go home,' they say, and Iron Crow has done that with this impressive and uncompromising season opening production of The Wild Party." - DC Metro Theatre Arts

"The atmospheric, determinedly racy approach underlines the wild in 'Wild Party'." - The Baltimore Sun

"What can I say?  It’s the show to see in Baltimore right now and the Crows are the ones to beat. You’d be a fucking fool to miss it." - The Bad Oracle

"Deceptively delicious and deviously delightful there is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to ICT’s first musical theatre production in over half a decade." - TheatreBloom

"Director Sean Elias shifts the show’s perspective to what he calls a “sense of queerness,” and the result removes the period piece limitations, giving the production a tingling freedom and daring. - DC Theatre Scene


THE CAST


PRODUCTION

Written by Andrew Lippa. Directed by Sean Elias with Musical Direction by Ben Shaver and Choreography by Robert Mintz. Set Design by Ryan Haase with Lighting Design by Janine Vreatt and Assistant Lighting Design by Thomas Gardner. Costume Design by Betty O'Hellno with Assistant Costume Design by Whiskey Joy. Sound Design by Chris Aldrich with Dramaturgy by Ann Turiano. Production Stage Manager Ambre Tirehote with Assistant Stage Management provided by Kacey Coffin. 


Studio Photography by Robert Clatterbuck.


CRITICAL ACCLAIM

"Tasty stew of jazz, blues, gospel and Tin Pan Alley & a sexy, sweaty, gloriously disorienting voyage." - Chicago Tribune

 "...tonally eclectic score vibrates with passion and memorable melodic hooks." - Variety

"The infectious score by Andrew Lippa has a contemporary feel and offers energetic character numbers, impassioned ballads, and comical charm songs & produces fully realized characters that are realistically flawed and conflicted." - Talkin Broadway

"...breathtakingly powerful musical." - Houston Press


awards

2000 DRAMA DESK AWARD

WIN / Best Music, Andrew Lippa

2000 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

WIN / Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical


PERFORMANCES

Friday, September 30:  8:00pm - OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, October 1:  2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, October 2:  2:00pm & 7:00pm
Thursday, October 6:  7:00pm
Friday, October 7:  8:00pm
Saturday, October 8:  2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, October 9: 2:00pm


LOCATION

Baltimore Theatre Project

45 West Preston Street Baltimore MD 21201

 
Baltimore Theatre Project

Baltimore Theatre Project