I'm going next week. I shelled out more money than I'm used to, partly because the person I'm going with is a big Gatsby fan, and also I'm very curious to see it. The thing is, I hated their Measure For Measure, but I'm slightly more optimistic about Gatz because, based on what I've seen and read about it, it seems like there is a more well-thought out framing concept for the delivery of the text. As opposed to M4M which truly felt like a pointless gimmick. I also think my mindset changes when I'm in for a marathon event compared to a normal-length show. I feel more willing to sit through things when they're 5+ hours than I do when they're 2+ hours.
I consider it one of the great theatre experiences ever. Saw the original, happy to return now. But to each their own. Def not for everyone but there is a host of positive writing about it from all over the world.
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