F. Scott Fitzgerald could do more with one solitary string of letters than many writers could ever do with an entire career. He moved people to tears and then laughter all within a few sentences. He changed people and challenged people. Made them think, helped them escape. These very words of one of the most captivating voices of our time has proven time and time again that we long to reclaim the past and all it represents… our very own green lantern. This is the very essence of the classic novel – that we long to look behind us. The Gatsby Show perfectly captures exactly what Fitzgerald was telling us, bringing what so vividly already lives in the imagination to life.
While at the show, you will be compelled to dive deeper into the story, to take in the sights and sounds of an era gone by, when women were glamorous even at breakfast and men were the chasers of incorruptible dreams. There are plenty of fun surprises along the way that take audiences on a whirlwind of emotion after emotion, just like the novel.
If you are a lover of literature, the night will be one that will stay with you a lifetime. However, the show has been known to win over those who have never even picked up a book, drawing them into the world of words come to life. While you may have already thought of bringing your book lover friends to the Gatsby Show, old sport, you are invited to think outside the box and celebrate your birthday soiree with the cast. Come dressed to feel like a part of the action. Drive to the show with your iPhone tuned to the sounds of the 20’s. Order a gin and tonic at the bar. Make it a true family affair or come with your small book club to switch things up in place of stale coffee and cakes. Paint the town red and hit up a low key jazz club after the show to keep the roaring 20’s party going into the wee hours of the morning.
Whether you have read The Great Gatsby time and time again or have never had the time to flip a single page from the story, even if stories are not even exactly your thing… prepare to be surprised, challenged and changed but most of all prepare to have a lot of fun. Get ready to become a living, breathing part of the living and breathing story that will too become part of you for a lifetime.