Rahway, NJ – Tickets are still available for Fearless Hearts and Fearless Productions presentation of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party at Union County Performing Arts Center’s (UCPAC) Hamilton Stage in Rahway. The fifth Production in the first-ever Union County Advancing Community Theater (UCACT) Series- sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the show will run September 11th-27th.
A steamy prohibition tale steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party was an off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name, the darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written.
A take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the show paints a vivid picture of a decadent and deadly all-night party in late 1920s Manhattan, just a year before the Crash of 1929, when nearly everything in America would collapse.
It’s the story of a desperately damaged relationship between vaudeville dancer Queenie and vaudeville clown Burrs, two vicious, reckless people, whose lives are spiraling downward fast, filled to the brim with meaningless sex, drugs, drinking, jealousies, and casual betrayals.
The show runs at the UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage September 11th-12th, 18th-19th at 8:00 p.m., September 20th at 3:00 p.m., September 26th at 8:00 p.m. and September 27th at 3:00 p.m.
The show features Direction by Brian Remo, with Choreography by Patrick Starega, and Musical Direction by Bruce De La Cruz.
Tickets can be purchased online at ucpac.org or through the UCPAC Box Office at 732-499-8226; prices are $20 general admission.
FEARLESS PRODUCTIONS strives to create entertaining theatrical productions that walk on the very edge of the edge, leap enthusiastically with their hearts on our sleeves, and dare to be daring. They recognize that the responsibility of true art is to firmly grasp the attention of their audience for as long as they are asking for it. They accept this challenge with the courage that only comes with doing exactly what they feel they were born to do.
The UCACT program grants funding to cover the hard costs associated with putting up at production at the Union County Performing Arts Center. Through creative partnership and a holistic approach, the program creates a successful business model for Community Theater, allowing them to provide quality performances while also thriving financially.
For more information on UCACT, please contact Victoria Durbin Drake, Chief of Staff, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, at 908-558-2278 or visit ucnj.org/ucact.