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Gatz: The Great Gatsby Cover-to-Cover

Get your Gatsby on this September at the Art Center at New York University Abu Dhabi during an 8-hour adaptation of the classic novel.

An Adaptation of the Classic 'Great Gatsby" Novel

This month, Great Gatsby fans should book their tickets and plan on wearing comfy clothes to an eight-hour cover-to-cover reading of the American classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Created by the American ensemble Elevator Repair Service, the award-winning theatrical event is directed by John Collins and features Scott Shepherd (X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Bridge of Spies), who won an Obie for his performance in Gatz.

While some adaptations of beloved novels fall flat, Gatz evokes the book’s most memorable scenes and grasps at the very heart of the narrative: the carefree, vain world of characters Tom and Daisy Buchanan is contrasted with the nostalgic yearning for a lost American Dream shared by both Jay Gatsby and the narrator.

The premise of the production is that an office worker (Shepherd) finds that his computer is crashing and, out of boredom, picks up a copy of the Fitzgerald novel and begins reading it quietly but out loud. Colleagues become drawn into the story creating a secondary narrative surrounding the reading.

If you love the book, this production is not to be missed. Learn more here.

Performance Schedule

Friday, 21 September; 3-11 pm
Saturday, 22 September; 3-11 pm
Monday, 24 September, 3-11 pm

Watch the Trailer

About the Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living on well-to-do Long Island just outside Manhattan in the summer of 1922. The story follows the handsome, young, and enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby and his obsession with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, and excess, creating a portrait of 1920s America that has been described as a sharp rebuke of the American Dream.



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