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Sep 2, 2021

The Wild Party is a jazz-age, book-length narrative poem throbbing with passionate rhythms. Louche characters of all sorts engage in colorful debauchery, while main characters Queenie and Burr circle each other in a cynical, dangerous game of sexual power.

About the Playwright

Joseph Moncure March (1899–1977) was best known for his long narrative poems The Wild Party and The Set-Up. He attended Amherst College and was a protégé of Robert Frost's. He left school to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1918; he participated in the Saint Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. In 1919, he was discharged from the Army, returned to school and graduated Honoris Causa in 1920.