THE GREAT GATSBY

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY SIMON LEVY

Directed by Adam Simon

June 18 – July 12, 2020
Thursdays through Sundays @8pm
Schiller Park Amphitheatre

ABOUT

First published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the greatest American novel. This adaptation by Simon Levy, the only play version licensed by the Fitzgerald estate, is an exceptional representation of the novel’s exploration of 1920’s decadence and idealism. Set in 1922 Long Island, Gatsby continues to serve as a challenge to the myth of the American Dream.

CAST

JAY GATSBY: a romantic idealist

DAISY BUCHANAN: Southern, with a voice that sounds like money

NICK CARRAWAY: Midwestern, with a kind face and gentle manner

TOM BUCHANAN: Daisy’s husband, powerful, jealous

JORDAN BAKER: Daisy’s friend, athletic

MYRTLE WILSON: Tom’s girlfriend, sensual

GEORGE WILSON: Myrtle’s husband, spiritless, anemic

MEYER WOLFSHEIM/MR.McKEE/COP/DANCER

MRS. McKEE/MRS. MICHAELIS/DANCER

ADDITIONAL DANCERS (2)

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