Max (Gubman) sings the Wild Things a lullaby as he prepares to leave them for home. The show focused on themes of loneliness, leaving and homecomings.
After returning home, Max tells the audience a story of the “wildest rumpus of all.”
Max (Roll) beckons his crew, Wild Things, and audience to follow.
Crew and audience alike carouse in a “wild rumpus,” running towards their next destination. However, exuberant participation was not required—at the show’s beginning, Harris reminded attendees that “mild can be wild.”
Led by the Maxes and Wild Things, the audience runs through a path towards the Block Museum.
A Wild Thing (Communication senior Daniel Stompor) lights a sparkler. The rain outside made lighting it harder than anticipated, but audience members helped shield the lighter from the rain.
In the midst of a dramatic storm, the crew and audience mime bailing out Max’s ship. Communication junior Ross Cohen catches a fellow Wild Thing, saving her from nearly falling out of the ship.
A Wild Thing (Communication junior Andrea Canizares-Fernandez), joyously rumpuses on Norris’ East Lawn to the delight of audience members.
The three Maxes (Communication sophomore Jeremy Gubman, junior Juliet Roll and senior Elise Ammondson) throw a tantrum after being scolded. The show began on the south lawn of the Norris University Center, but made use of much of South Campus through its 50-minute run.
Co-directors of Where the Wild Things Are, Communication sophomores Cammy Harris and Connor Lifson, introduce the audience to the show. Wild Things, an immersive, site-specific show, was adapted by Communication junior Shara Feit and produced by WAVE Productions.