The Jazz Age comes alive in Simon Levy’s delicate and haunting stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel. When a young man, Nick Carraway, arrives at a guest cottage on Long Island, he is quickly drawn into the glamorous world of self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby, whose dangerous obsession with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan threatens to cast a dark cloud over one brief, decadent summer. Fueled by money, ambition, and a belief in what Fitzgerald called “The orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us”, Gatsby’s meteoric rise and precipitous fall remains a cautionary meditation on the ever-elusive nature of the American Dream.
THE GREAT GATSBY is presented in collaboration with the Eugene Public Library's 2014 Big Read project. Visit www.eugene-or.gov/library.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.