A stage play, adapted by Simon Levy, with exclusive approval from the Fitzgerald Estate. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name, this play brings to life an honest and powerful rendition of the quest for the American Dream during the Roaring Twenties. Jay Gatsby, a young and mysterious character is consumed by his passion and obsession with a beautiful former debutante, Daisy Buchanan. Driven to recreate himself as something magnificent and the belief that fiction can be willed truth, Gatsby becomes entangled in a web of deception that will cost him the ultimate sacrifice.
The Great Gatsby is recommended for teen and adult audiences and closely follows the novel. For an even greater theatre experience make this the title focus of your fall book club or watch the 1974 film featuring Robert Redford, or the 2013 film with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Charity Partners Include: Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan: Mental Health First Aid Training and the Grand Rapids Public Museum American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, opening September 26, 2015.