|Photo by Joan Marcus|
John Collins directs the imaginative six-hour theatrical epic reading of F. Scott's Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" — set within an office environment where the novel comes to life. It received its New York premiere at the Public in fall 2010, prompting a twice-extended, sold-out run. The latest engagement was announced to end May 6, but will now play a final extension through May 13.
Gary Wilmes, who recently starred as an American abroad in the Broadway production of Chinglish, returns to the role of Tom alongside original cast members Laurena Allan (Myrtle), Frank Boyd (George), Jim Fletcher (Jim), Ross Fletcher (Henry C. Gatz), Mike Iveson (Ewing), Vin Knight (Chester), Annie McNamara (Catherine), Kate Scelsa (Lucille), Scott Shepherd (Nick), Susie Sokol (Jordan), Victoria Vazquez (Daisy) and Ben Williams (Michaelis).
Read the Playbill Brief Encounter interview with Scott Shepherd, who has performed the piece more than 125 times.
The design team includes Louisa Thompson (set design), Mark Barton (lighting design), Colleen Werthmann (costume design) and Ben Williams (sound design).
Gatz was created by the theatrical ensemble Elevator Repair Service in 2004 and has toured nationally and internationally to the Sydney Opera House, the Holland Festival, the Vienna Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center and the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.
Presented in marathon format (two intermissions and a dinner break), Gatz is presented Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 3 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.
For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.
The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.