Theatre: The Great Gatsby

Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm more dates through April 30, 2017

URI Fine Arts Center, Robert E. Will Theatre 105 Upper College Road

The Great Gatsby  by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy

F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy remains the ever evocative story of the pursuit of wealth and romance in the roaring 1920's—The Jazz Age.  Enigmatic self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby pursues the married, moneyed Daisy Buchanan as his party guests drink and Charleston their frenzied way through life at his opulent Long Island mansion.  The greed as evidenced by the surrounding consumerism and materialism is revealed through subtle and obvious class differences of old money, the newly rich as well as the working class that includes Tom Buchanan's mistress Myrtle Wilson.  Fitzgerald artfully discloses the careless, callousness of the untouchable upper class with whom we are entranced as they literally get away with murder.    
Robert E. Will Theatre, April 20-22 & April 27-29, 2017, 7:30 PM, April 23 & 30, 3:00 PM
$20 General, $15 Seniors, URI Faculty/Staff & Students


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