Company Carolina's production of "The Wild Party" will open at The ArtsCenter on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. and run through Oct. 29.
The award-winning musical chronicles the story of a couple living during the Roaring Twenties — Queenie, a vaudeville dancer, and Burrs, a vaudeville clown. In a flawed relationship scarred by abuse and impulse, the couple throws the wildest of all parties.
“Even though this play is set in the 1920s, it’s still relevant today,” said Bradley Barefoot, a sophomore music major and the show's director. “Abuse and mental illness still exists in today’s society. Moreover, a woman overcoming all odds against her is empowering.”
The show will start at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27, 28 and 29, with additional matinee performances on Oct. 28 and 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, on UNC's campus and through The ArtsCenter website.
Not only can viewers look forward to the wild plot, but also the music and dances that the play offers.