Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Great Gatsby opens May 6th

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is excited to announce the opening of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story, “The Great Gatsby”, which opens May 6th!  Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, and directed by Steele Fleisher, “The Great Gatsby” runs through May 21st.

Nick (Troy Peterson) and Daisy (Shannon Harrison) talk about Gatsby, as Jordan (Kelly Benson) looks on
A classic story that many read as part of a high school English class, “The Great Gatsby” is a trip back to prohibition America, the roaring 1920s, and the shallowness of the nouveau rich. The stage version faithfully follows the well-known novel about the young and mysterious
Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, who passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger, and pens us a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy.

 
A party at Gatsby's house, with Jordan, Nick, and Jay Gatsby (Zach Crivella)

Steele Fleisher, director, explains his passion for this play, “In life there are some stories that can surprise you. When I was first introduced to “The Great Gatsby” I was less than thrilled to be watching another sappy romance movie. Halfway through I noticed I was paying closer attention, and by the end I was hooked. I ended up thoroughly enjoying the 1974 version and reading the book, twice. The story was enchanting, and the way it was told allowed the reader to not just witness, but interact with the story and to find points of light in their own past. I hope through this experience you can feel part of the story as I first was.”
Jordan recounts Daisy's wedding day, in a flashback


“The Great Gatsby” opens May 6th and runs through May 21st. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:00 pm, while Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm. Doors open 30 mins prior to curtain.


Tickets for this production are on sale now! As always, reserved seating is available through Diamond Art Jewelers located at 307 Main Street in Tillamook, or call (503) 842-7940 for reservations. Tickets are $15/person, children 12 and under are $10. For more information, email info@tillamooktheater.com or find us on Facebook.


Celebrating 35 years in Tillamook, TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation. TAPA's Barn Community Playhouse is located at 1204 Ivy St, on the corner of 12th and Ivy, one block west of Hwy 101.

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