Heights Players to Present THE GREAT GATSBY, 9/5-21
The Heights Players 59th season opens with great exuberance as the New York premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, takes the stage in Brooklyn Heights. This elegant and exquisite production celebrates one of the most iconoclastic portrayals of the American Dream by one of the most famous American authors of all time. The Great Gatsby - the novel that defined the Jazz Age - opens on Friday, September 5th and runs through September 21st.
Considered to be a contender for the title "The Great American Novel," The Great Gatsby is the product of F. Scott Fitzgerald's decision to write "something new - something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, simple, intricately patterned novel is thought of as Fitzgerald's finest work, capturing the spirit of his generation and earning a permanent place in American mythology.
The Great Gatsby is told through the eyes of Nick Carraway, a young man who comes to Long Island in the summer of 1922 to make his fortune in the stock market, but gets caught up in the world of jazz, booze, obsession and greed. Simon Levy's adaptation, which is the only stage version allowed to be produced in the United States and Canada with approval from the Fitzgerald estate, is heralding its New York premiere with the Heights Players September show.
Spend an evening relishing the charm of the Jazz age, the music, the Charleston, the glamour! Performance dates are September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m., and September 7, 14 and 21 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $18 for seniors and children under 18. Tickets can be ordered by email or by phone (718) 237-2752. Cash, check and TDF voucher are all acceptable forms of payment. No credit cards. The Heights Players is located at 26 Willow Place, between State and Joralemon Streets in Brooklyn Heights. Visit www.heightsplayers.org for details.