The Great Gatsby
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by F. Scott Fitzgerald Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy
      SHOW TIMES:        Thursday, September 29th -
Sunday, October 23rd

Wed & Thurs 7:30pm / Fri & Sat 8:00pm
Wed & Sun 2:00pm

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel which defined the Jazz Age, Simon Levy’s play captures the breathtaking glamor and decadent excess of the 1920s.

Ticket prices:  $55 adult; $50 senior; $25 students of all ages

Blake Burgess* (Tom) is honored to be making his Ivoryton Playhouse debut. Blake last performed in Connecticut while on the national tour of Spamalot at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Blake has also performed internationally in The Wizard of OZ. Favorite regional credits include Titanic, Of Mice and Men (Serenbe Playhouse), Young Frankenstein (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Sheltered (Alliance Theatre) and Big Fish (Theatrical Outfit). Blake also works in TV and Film and can be seen in shows on Netflix, HBO, and CBS. Blake sends his love and respect to his friends and family, without which he would not be here.

Carlyn Connolly* (Jordan)

Joseph Cordaro (Nick) is thrilled and grateful to be returning to Ivoryton. He last appeared here in Brighton Beach Memoirs back in ’07. Here’s what he’s been up to in the 13 years since: NY/Regional theatre – The Crucible (Hunger Theatre), The Three Musketeers: 20 Years Later (Hudson Warehouse), The Foreigner (Shadowland Stages), Three Christs (Dixon Place), The Tiny Mustache (JCC Manhattan), The Oddity (Theater for a New City). Film/TV – In The Basement There’s Some Money (short), Ride By Night (short), Inside Amy Schumer (TV). He also received a BFA in acting from Pace University.

Siobhan Fitzgerald* (Myrtle)

Erik Kochenberger (Jay Gatsby)

Daniel Rios, Jr.* (Wilson)

Katharina Schmidt (Daisy) is thrilled to make her Ivoryton Playhouse Debut! THEATRE REGIONAL: Lusia A Shayna Maidel (Playhouse on Park), INTERNATIONAL: Ensemble The American Family [devised] (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), NEW YORK: Rachel Chinese Opera and a Modern Drama (Lenfest Center for the Arts), Woman of Corinth Medea (Lenfest Center for the Arts), Ms Gamboa Brian’s Poems (The Secret Theatre), Elsie Ice Front (The WorkShop Theater) BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY: Elizabeth Bennet Pride & Prejudice, Kitty Oppenheimer The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Theater Major.

Director:  Todd Underwood

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Costume Designer:  Liz Saylor

* member of Actors Equity

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Did You
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"The Great Gatsby" sold no more than 25,000 copies in Fitzgerald’s lifetime. It has now sold over 25 million copies. Fitzgerald’s third novel, "The Great Gatsby" was first published in 1925. The novel’s evocation of 1920s America exploring themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval and excess and its critique of the American Dream has helped to ensure its place among the great American novels. Fun Fact: F. Scott Fitzgerald was named Francis Scott Fitzgerald after his ancestor, Francis Scott Key, who wrote the words to the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ - America's national anthem.