The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald / Adapted for the stage by Simon LevySUBSCRIBE TODAY
September 5 - 22, 2019
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The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in Simon Levy’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Nick Carraway finds himself drawn into the dazzling world of flappers, bootleggers, and a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby. But beneath all the romance is a harsh reality that cannot be escaped, no matter how hard Gatsby may struggle to row against the current of his past.
“A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel…This is indeed a grand GATSBY.” ~ London Free Press
Produced in partnership with IU College of Arts & Sciences 2019 Themester
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul Minnesota, in 1896 and attended Princeton University. He was a major new literary voice whose novels “This Side of Paradise,” “The Beautiful and Damned,” “The Great Gatsby,” and “Tender is the Night” – made him one of the most famous writers of his time. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of forty-four. For his sharp social insights and pitch-perfect lyricism, Fitzgerald stands out as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.
Simon Levy is the Producing Director for the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles where he’s been a resident playwright, director, and producer since 1993. His stage adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY, a Finalist for the PEN Literary Award in Drama, completes his Fitzgerald Trilogy, which includes TENDER IS THE NIGHT, Winner of the PEN Literary Award in Drama, and THE LAST TYCOON, winner of numerous awards and nominated for the prestigious Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Ted Schmitt Award for Original Play. He recently completed a new adaptation/translation of Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE: A NEW VERSION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. He’s writing a new play, THE CANARY, as well as a young adult novel based on the story of Tristan and Iseult. His stage adaptation of Eliot Weinberger’s celebrated article, WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ, was produced worldwide, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it won the Fringe First Award, the Adelaide Fringe Festival where it won the Fringe Award, was produced by BBC Radio, and received a 30-city UK tour culminating in London. His directing, writing, and producing credits and awards are numerous. He was recently honored with the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Milton Katselas Lifetime Achievement Award in Directing. Please visit www.simonlevy.com for more information. More information about The Great Gatsby can be found at: www.TheGreatGatsbyPlay.com
Director: Kate Galvin