by F. Scott Fitzgerald
August 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 at 7.45, Matinee Saturday 12 at 2.15, Early Monday 7 at 6.30
The Space, Adelaide Festival Centre
Can’t repeat the past? Why, of course you can!
Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic masterpiece of the Roaring Twenties, on the Adelaide stage for the first time.
Young New York stockbroker, Nick Carraway, rents a cottage next door to the mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby – a flamboyant but enigmatic self-made man with murky business interests. As the two men strike up an unlikely friendship, Gatsby reveals his impossible love for Nick’s married cousin, Daisy Buchanan. Since meeting and then losing Daisy during the Great War, Gatsby has made himself fabulously wealthy. He is ready to risk everything to woo her back from her insensitive society husband, and enlists Nick’s help in reaching her.
But Daisy has been changed by wealth, and Gatsby’s dreams of re-kindling their love affair seems doomed to end in disillusionment and tragedy.