This jazz-tinged musical is based on the boozy, violent, narrative poem about a 1920s party written in 1928 by Joseph Moncure March. “The Wild Party,” with parallels to our world today — our politics, our social issues and our culture — is a rowdy, decadent musical that tells the story of Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville couple whose relationship is marked by vicious behavior and recklessness, mirroring the times in which they live. They decide to throw a party to end all parties, inviting an assortment of people living on the edge for one wild evening in their Manhattan apartment. As the party plays out, relationships are forged and torn apart, and it ultimately becomes the greatest night they’ll ever regret. “The Wild Party” is a musical morality tale about the consequences of actions in an age of unreason.
The Wild Party opens Friday, followed by a post-show opening night champagne reception. The Wild Party plays for 19 total performances March 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31, April 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. April 4 is a Wednesday night show. There is a Sunday matinee on March 18 at 2 p.m. followed by a talk back with the company. The doors open a half an hour before curtain time. No one under the age of 17 recommended. . Individual tickets cost $20 for general $18 for students, seniors and military and all tickets are $25 at the door. Season tickets are on sale now. Reservations are available through our box office at 323-3221 or online at www.bruka.org. Box-office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. We validate convenient parking at the parking gallery on First and Sierra streets. Bruka Theatre is located at 99 N. Virginia St.