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The Great Gatsby

Lyceum Series
Bettersworth Auditorium
Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM (CT)

Aquila has produced numerous shows in NYC since 2000, most recently at A.R.T NY Theatre Alliance’s Mezzanine Theatre, with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Frankenstein and new works from the Warrior Chorus (2019). Aquila is the foremost producer of touring classical theatre in the United States, visiting 50-60 American cities per year. This current 2021-22 season includes a new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare's Macbeth.

The Great Gatsby, written in 1924 is a deeply moving and honest portrayal of class, racism, and prejudice in American society. In what was originally titled, Under the Red White and Blue, F. Scott Fitzgerald painted a vivid picture of how the quest for the American dream in the absence of true equality can lead to devastating effects. This timely story reveals a culture where success seems to be defined only by wealth, obsession masquerades as love, and prejudice is used as a weapon to bolster one’s fragile sense of self. The story centers around a “self-made” Jay Gatsby, a man from a working-class background, who had previously fallen in love with wealthy heiress, Daisy Buchanan. After returning from his military service he finds that Daisy had married blue-blood, Tom Buchanan. Gatsby, determined to win her back, does whatever it takes to reinvent himself into the man he thinks Daisy will want.

Aquila Theatre’s Desiree Sanchez is creating a new theatrical adaptation that will speak to how this book resonates within our current culture. With its clever and impactful designs, superb actors and insightful direction, Aquila’s production of The Great Gatsby is sure to be the must see show of the season. The New Yorker has raved that Aquila Theatre productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect, and The New York Theatre Guide states of Ms. Sanchez’s more recent productions: Desiree Sanchez has masterfully crafted yet another piece of theatrical genius. Her direction is polished and laser sharp. She gets the maximum amount of potential out of every stage moment, has exceptional attention to detail, and is a demiurge of direction.

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Great Gatsby

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262 Lee Blvd Starkville, MS 39759

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