Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
Book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe
Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March
Directed by Cara Phipps
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
November 20, 21, December 1-5 at 7:30 p.m.
November 21-22, December 5 at 2:00 p.m.
What we are is all we are after midnight dies.
Set in Manhattan in the Roaring Twenties, vaudeville performer Queenie and her volatile partner, Burrs, host an evening of excess for their guests; a collection of the unruly and undone. The jazz and gin-soaked party rages to a mounting sense of threat as artifice and illusion are stripped away. When midnight debauchery leads to tragedy at dawn, this dark and decadent musical reminds us that no party lasts forever.
Viewer discretion if advised. The excess of 1920s America is represented through an exploration of sexuality, violence and graphic racial representation.
- Austin American-Statesman: Theater Review: The Wild Party
- Austin American-Statesman: UT's Production of The Wild Party is a dark, thrilling experience
- Austin Entertainment Weekly: The Wild Party a Vaudeville Romp
- The Austin Chronicle: UT Theatre & Dance's The Wild Party