The Great Gatsby
Aquila Theatre, one of the foremost producers of classical theater in the nation has created a new theatrical adaptation of The Great Gatsby that will speak to how the 1924 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald resonates within our current culture. This timely story reveals a society where success seems to be defined only by wealth, obsession masquerades as love, and prejudice is used as a weapon to bolster one’s fragile sense of self. Follow along as self-made Jay Gatsby a man from a working-class background, who had previously fallen in love with wealthy heiress, Daisy Buchanan. After returning from his military service he finds that Daisy had married blue-blood, Tom Buchanan. Gatsby, determined to win her back, does whatever it takes to reinvent himself into the man he thinks Daisy will want.
Aquila Theatre Company has been awarded numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Councils for the Arts and Humanities, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Aquila has performed at the White House under the Bush and Obama administrations, and has performed for the U.S Supreme Court and for the National Council on the Arts. Aquila was also recently invited by Lin-Manuel Miranda to perform at the U.S. Capitol in support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, for its groundbreaking theatre and humanities program: The Warrior Chorus.
Take in the impactful designs, superb actors, and insightful direction of Aquila’s production The Great Gatsby.