The Great Gatsby
February 8 - March 26, 2017 | Margeson Theater
By F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy
When Young Nick Carraway is befriended by his mysterious neighbor Jay Gatsby, he is drawn into his glitzy world of lavish parties and secret speakeasies. But as Gatsby’s elusive past is uncovered and his intentions revealed, Nick finds himself a pawn in a love triangle so scandalous, it threatens to destroy all those around him. This American classic is a poignant examination of prohibition America, exploring the notions of love, morality, identity, and the corruption of the American Dream.
Director: Anne Hering
Fight Coach: David Reed
Choreography: Richard Lamberty
Scenic Designer: Dan Conway**
Scenic Design Assistant: Tyler Herald
Lighting Designer: Kevin Griffin**
Costume Designer: Jack Smith
Sound Designer: Britt Sandusky
AEA Stage Manager: Stacy Norwood*
AEA Assistant Stage Manager: Laura Lockner*
Meet the Cast
Georgia Mallory Guy*
Mr. Chester McKee
Critic and Audience Reviews
“…director Anne Hering brings these characters from the lofty realm of sacred archetypes back down to earth. Suddenly, these aren’t literary devices but flesh-and-blood people.” Click here to read full review.
“Though the aesthetic elements of this production are immensely successful, it is ironically the humanity and realness of the characters that make this adaptation just as compelling as the original novel.” Click here to read full review.
“With a spectacular number of costumes from that decade, the music of the era, and even the dances that were so popular then, Orlando Shakes does an excellent job putting the audience right into the summer of 1922.” Click here to read full review.
“Sweeping…excellent…Levy’s adaptation wisely anchors itself around the first-person account of narrator Nick Carraway…a satisfying conclusion…affecting.”
“I love that this production so closely followed the original story. In addition, the actors were great at portraying their characters.”