“The most remarkable achievement in theater not only of this year but also of this decade.” – Ben Brantley, N.Y. Times
Gatz, the critically lauded performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, was last seen in New York in 2012. Created by Obie-winning ensemble Elevator Repair Service, this multi-award-winning play, with a cast of thirteen, is a theatrical tour de force — not just a retelling of the Gatsby story but a thoroughly entertaining dramatization of the entire novel, word for word.
Elevator Repair Service, based in NYC, has been making original theater since 1991. Under the direction of Artistic Director John Collins, ERS has achieved national and international recognition with its extensive body of work and has influenced a generation of theater-makers. The company’s performances have been presented in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and across the United States, and have been recognized with numerous awards. elevator.org
Gatz will be presented as a marathon eight-hour event, including two intermissions and a dinner break. During 1PM performances, the dinner break will take place from 4:30-6pm. During 2PM performances, the dinner break will take place from 5:30-7PM. We encourage you to explore local dining options.
GET A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES
During the dinner break, we’ll be screening Shaun Irons’ film, Standing By, in the lower lobby.
An atmospheric portrait of backstage life during Gatz’s run in London, Standing By offers a dark, behind the flats flip-side to the show, capturing performers hovering somewhere between themselves and the characters they inhabit on stage. Learn more about the film here.