Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tickets: $5 general admission
Set during the start of the Roaring 20’s, and told through the eyes of our Narrator Nick Carraway we enter the world of new and old money in the New York towns of East and West Egg. As we get to know these characters, dark secrets are reviled, lost loves are found, and we ask the questions…can we ever recapture the past how we remember it?
A note from the director:
Nostalgia is a powerful feeling. We can feel it for our childhood, for a person, for a specific moment. Our mind can even create something that reality is unable to keep up with. That is one of the central themes of Venice High School Drama’s production of The Great Gatsby. Teenagers and Adult alike can understand the longing for something past and how that memory can grow in our minds. With courage, creativity, and intelligence the Venice High School students cast in The Great Gatsby are tackling one of most compelling and tragic stories and breathing their own life into it. Working for hours afterschool on rehearsals, doing character work and research on the time period, and developing realistic relationships with their fellow actors these students will tell F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous story with the compelling truth that only the young can truly capture.
All proceeds go to support the Venice High School Drama Department to send their students to competitions, to build sets and produce the productions, and to continue the arts education of the students of VHS. If you would like to donate, you can do so at myvipa.org or by contacting the VHS Drama Teacher, Ms. Cassandra Trascik.