F. Scott Fitzgerald’s
THE GREAT GATSBY
Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy
February 14 to March 3
SPONSORED BY: BLUESTONE PROPERTIES
The London Free Press gives The Great Gatsby four out of five stars!
The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to our stage in this Canadian premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic adapted by Simon Levy. Set in the 1920s, Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger.
“I can’t recreate a Long Island mansion, but I can recreate an element of it, a sofa or a shirt. You have to carefully pick what you want to show and it can evoke the era, we just fill in the rest with our imagination,” Layton said. “People can do that in theatre, through the dialogue, the actors, the lighting. This was a tour de force for the props department. They created the car, the period furniture; it was a huge effort.”