The 1920s were a great party had by all. Women sheared their hair into boyish bobs, voted, smoked, drank, got around, and called themselves flappers. The stock market climbed toward infinity. Radios soaked Americans in ether, families hit the road in cars, and refrigerators kept their meals cold while the League of Nations looked after world peace. What other decade couldve produced jazz, or the exclamatory, Thats the bees knees? In 1929, of course, Reality crashed the party. Might the same fate befall this millenniums get-together at the speakeasy? Never mind! History isnt for lessons, its for nostalgia.
And in that respect, The Boy Friend is perfect history. Produced in 1953 by British playwright Sandy Wilson, the play caricatures the flippant charms of the decade. Its set at a School for Young Ladies in Paris, where prim but horny girls are preparing for a dance. Puppy-love and G-rated drama ensues along with tap-dancing and ditties like, Wont You Charleston With Me? and the You-Dont-Want-To-Play-With-Me Blues. It runs till December 23 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre (1001 East Indiantown Rd., Jupiter). Tickets range from $35 to $48. Call 561-743-2666, or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 13. Continues through Dec. 23, 2007