VenueWalter Reade Theater
In typically dazzling Merchant Ivory fashion, The Wild Party is a stylish snapshot of 1920s Hollywood decadence, based on the notorious titular poem by Joseph Moncure March. Aging comedian Jolly Grimm (James Coco) attempts to celebrate his big comeback by staging a party, but the event quickly turns into a free-for-all, with his paramour Queenie (Raquel Welch) hungrily pursued by a hot young actor (Perry King). It’s a fascinating production, characteristically well-mounted by Merchant-Ivory, that captures both the sourness and the nostalgia of the scene. With Tiffany Bolling and David Dukes.