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An Intimate Wild Party

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Do you like large parties? Think there’s no intimacy in small ones? PPA is putting on a musical performance that you’ll go wild for!

There’s a timeless quote from The Great Gatsby that stands true today, almost 100 years later. It’s when Jordan Baker turns to Nick Carraway and says, “I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties, there isn’t any privacy.” The Pace Performing Arts (PPA) cast of The Wild Party know this well, and they’ll be performing an unforgettable musical set during the Roaring Twenties with that very sentiment in mind.

Based on a 1928 narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March of the same name, The Wild Party consists of a series of vaudeville sketches centered around Queenie and Burrs, an unhappy couple who decide to throw a party in their apartment—to magnificent and disastrous results. Get swept away by an array of colorful characters and decide for yourself just how wild this party should really get.

Wednesday, November 8 through Saturday, November 18
2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Schaeberle Studio Theater
41 Park Row, 10th Floor

The Wild Party is directed by Roger Ellis with a book by George C. Wolfe and Michael John LaChiusa; and music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. Students pay $5 and general admission is available for $15. Reserve your tickets today!