Gainesville Theatre Alliance's THE GREAT GATSBY Opens Tonight

It's the spring of 1922, and wide-eyed Midwesterner Nick Carraway has just moved to New York City in pursuit of the American Dream. Settling into a home next door to wealthy Jay Gatsby, Carraway grows increasingly fascinated by the elaborate parties held at his new neighbor's estate. Meanwhile, across the bay, Carraway's cousin Daisy flounders in her marriage to philandering aristocrat Tom Buchanan. Carraway begins putting pen to paper as it gradually becomes clear that his cousin and the millionaire share a complicated romantic past that remains unresolved.

"THE GREAT GATSBY" will perform tonight, April 7-18 as the Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents this classic piece of Ancient theatre. The Gainesville Theatre Alliance is a nationally acclaimed collaboration of the University of North Georgia, Brenau University, theatre professionals and the North Georgia community.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, produced by GTA with an acclaimed stage adaptation by Simon Levy, will be in the University of North Georgia's Ed Cabell Theatre in the Continuing Education/Performing Arts Building, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood, GA. Patrons can get a peek behind-the-scenes with the FREE stage tour on Mar. 24 at 6:00pm. There will also be a special preview performance at 7:30pm, on Monday, Apr. 6, with discounted tickets at just $10. And there will be a FREE reception in the lobby following the Opening Night performance on Feb. 13, catered by Scott's Downtown.

Tickets are $18-$20 for adults, $16-18 for seniors and $12-$14 for students, depending on seat location. Select your own seats online at www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org or by calling the Box Office at 678.717.3624, Monday - Friday from 10am to 4pm. MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted.

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