F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is a literary masterpiece, and considered by many to be the Great American Novel.
When Nick Carraway moves to the East Coast after World War I, he reconnects with his cousin Daisy and becomes entangled in the intrigue of her social circle. Nick struggles to understand the carefree, fast living ways of Daisy and her husband, but the man who excites Nick’s curiosity the most is Gatsby, a millionaire who throws extravagant parties every weekend. Gatsby is also Daisy’s former lover and is desperate to win back her affection. His obsession and the carelessness of the Jazz Age combine to hurtle the play towards a shattering conclusion.
Fitzgerald died in 1940 believing himself to be a failure and sure his work would be forgotten. Simon Levy’s sparkling adaptation of Fitzgerald’s most famous novel proves just how wrong he was. Gatsby lives, and nowhere is it more alive than on the Hilberry stage.
The Great Gatsby runs from October 30 – November 7, 2015 and January 7 – January 9, 2016. Student matinees will also be offered for the enjoyment of schoolchildren across the metro Detroit area.
We hope to see you at the theatre, old sport.