THE GREAT GATSBY
Sun, October 20 at 2:00pm
Mon, October 21 at 7:00 pm
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
About the Show
Directed by Mark Cipra
Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy
Based off of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby tells the story of 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. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel and in Simon Levy's adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.
The Great Gatsby is produced through special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.
Auditions will be held at The Geauga Lyric Arts Center, 106 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024 (across the street from the theater)
Auditioners should be familiar with the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and be prepared to read from the script.
Since all actors will participate in party scenes with 1920's era dancing (Charleston, etc.) there will be a brief dance audition as well, so bring appropriate footwear..
Rehearsal & Performance Information
Mar 6-22, 2020. Fri & Sat at 7:30PM; Sun at 2:00PM
Nick Carraway (25-35). Newly arrived from Minnesota to learn the bond
business, Nick is also Daisy's cousin. Honest, tolerant, and inclined to
reserve judgment, Nick serves as a confidant for those with secrets.
Jay Gatsby (25-35). Charming and friendly but deeply flawed and
dishonest, with an extraordinary optimism and power to transform his
dreams into reality.
Tom Buchanan (25-35). Daisy’s immensely rich husband, knew Nick at Yale.
Powerfully built and hailing from a socially solid old family, he is an
arrogant, hypocritical bully. His social attitudes are laced with racism
Daisy Buchanan (20-30). Described as “flawless porcelain”, Daisy is
sardonic and cynical, and behaves superficially to mask her pain at her
husband’s constant infidelity. Now a socialite, she loves both Tom and
Gatsby. Aristocratic (very light) Kentucky accent.
Jordan Baker (20-30). Daisy’s close friend since high school, a woman
with whom Nick becomes romantically involved. A competitive golfer,
Jordan represents one of the “new women” - cynical, boyish and
self-centered. Aristocratic (very light) Kentucky accent.
Myrtle Wilson (25-35). Tom’s lover, whose exhausted husband George owns
a rundown auto shop. Has a fierce vitality and desperately looks for a
way to improve her situation.
George Wilson (25-40). Myrtle’s husband. He loves and idealizes Myrtle,
and is devastated by her affair.
Wolfsheim (40-65). Gatsby’s friend, a prominent figure in organized
crime. Gatsby's partner in bootlegging.
Some of the following characters may be doubled and we may cast a few
people simply for the party scenes.
Lucille McKee (25-50). Silly and vapid.
Chester McKee (25-50). Snobby and effeminate.
Waiter (any age)
Cop (any age)
Mrs. Michaelis (any age)
For questions or further information, please contact 440.286.2255