Michael John LaChiusa’s musical adaptation of Joseph Moncure March’s explosive 1928 poem tells the story of the scintillating Queenie and her hot-tempered lover, Burrs.
In a heated moment of violence and vulnerability, Burrs suggests the two throw a party to end all parties with a guest list brimming with vaudeville’s bawdiest, ranging from a brassy stripper to a devilish playboy; from a sinful brother act to a fading Broadway diva; from an ex-boxing champ to an ex-chorus girl.
Tension builds when Queenie’s best friend and rival, Kate, arrives with her latest accessory, Mr. Black, who catches the eye of the enchanting hostess. During the wild night of a gin, skin and fun, the guests find themselves caught in a tangle of lust, limbs, and secrets.
Alexander Andrews directs this Little Triangle production.
Read Jason Blake’s review here.