Directed by Rick Lombardo**
Musical Direction by Todd C. Gordon
Choreography by Kelli Edwards
Evoking the glamour, sensuality, and decadence of Manhattan in the roaring twenties, The Wild Party chronicles an evening in the life of Queenie and Burrs, lovers and fellow vaudeville performers. To test the limits of their fierce and hot-blooded relationship, Queenie throws the wildest, most hedonistic party New York has ever seen. However, as the reckless and alluring guests arrive – all with stories of their own – seduction gives way to unbridled passion, and what began as an evening of games and titillation ends in violence. The Wild Party, with a driving score by Andrew Lippa, blends contemporary music with the sounds of the Jazz Age.
Photo: The Cast of “The Wild Party” Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures
MAURICE EMMANUEL PARENT* returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in The Gift Horse, The Snow Queen, Camelot, Rent, Passing Strange, Cabaret, The Wild Party, and Ragtime. Most recently he played the title character in Edward II with Actors’ Shakespeare Project where he is a resident acting company member. Other credits include work with SpeakEasy Stage Company, Off the Grid Theatre, Underground Railway Theater, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Wheelock Family Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Boston Theatre Works, Huntington Theatre Company, Cape Playhouse, and Barrington Stage. He has received the Elliot Norton Award (2008 and 2017), IRNE Award (2015, 2016 and 2017) and an ArtsImpulse Award (2017). Maurice, a resident of Roxbury, is an adjunct faculty member at Boston University and Tufts University. He is the co-founder of The Front Porch Arts Collective (frontporcharts.org); mauriceparent.com