F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

jan 27 - feb 12, 2017
Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays
Run Time:
1 hour 50 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Theatre:
Mainstage

What would you do for true love? Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, takes Long Island newcomer Nick Carraway under his wing and into his decadent world of obsession, greed, and danger. Gatsby hopes to reunite with Nick’s cousin, Daisy Buchanan.

Narrated by Carraway looking back seven years, the story reveals not only the true impact that Gatsby had on Nick’s life, but also the real reasons behind Gatsby’s lavish lifestyle.

The glamour of the Jazz Age comes to life in this new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

 

Sponsored by:

Jay Gatsby
Matthew Smith
Nick Carraway
Ben Sheridan
Daisy Buchanan
Emma Banner
Jordan Baker
Shelby Jensen
Myrtle Wilson
Katie Fitzgerald
Meyer Wolfsheim
Jason Rainwater
George Wilson
Greg Blumhagen
Tom Buchanan
Mason Ferguson
Ensemble
Rebekah Conard
Kristin Gredys
Alexandria Porter
Dakota Rachuy
Gabriel Tejeda-Benitez

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: February 12, 2017
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby”
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the new play, “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby” is sponsored by Edward Jones.

What would you do for true love? Jay Gatsby (Matthew Phillip Smith), a self-made millionaire, takes Long Island newcomer Nick Carraway (Benjamin Sheridan) under his wing and into his decadent world of obsession, greed, and danger. Gatsby hopes to reunite with Nick’s cousin, Daisy Buchanan (Emma Kay Banner), his true love from a lifetime ago. The glamour of the Jazz Age comes to life in this new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

The Playhouse cast is directed by John Viars. The cast includes Greg Blumhagen, Mason Ferguson, Kate Fitzgerald, Kristin Gredys, Shelby Jensen, Alexandria Porter, Dakota Rachuy, Jason Rainwater, and Gabriel Tejeda-Benitez.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby ” Performances: Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017.
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

“F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby ” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $25
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Matthew Phillip Smith is Jay Gatsby in “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Matthew Phillip Smith is Jay Gatsby in “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by John Viars.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017. The play features (left to right) Benjamin Sheridan as Nick Carraway, Shelby Jensen as Jordan Baker, Emma Kay Banner as Daisy Buchanan, and Matthew Phillip Smith as Jay Gatsby. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017. The play features (left to right) Benjamin Sheridan as Nick Carraway, Shelby Jensen as Jordan Baker, Emma Kay Banner as Daisy Buchanan, and Matthew Phillip Smith as Jay Gatsby. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017. The play features (left to right) Benjamin Sheridan as Nick Carroway, Shelby Jensen as Jordan Baker, Emma Kay Banner as Daisy Buchanan, and Matthew Phillip Smith as Jay Gatsby. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Emma Kay Banner is Daisy Buchanan and Matthew Phillip Smith is Jay Gatsby in “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Benjamin Sheridan is Nick Carraway and Shelby Jensen is Jordan Baker in “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.