From McCarter Theatre Center:

McCarter Theatre Center will present Elevator Repair Service’s multi-award-winning play, Gatz, the critically-lauded performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, for three performances, February 15 – 17 on the Berlind Stage. Gatz will be presented as a marathon eight-hour event, including two intermissions and a dinner break.

Not just a retelling of the Gatsby story, Gatz is a thoroughly entertaining dramatization of Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece, word for word. Including its acclaimed 2011 run at McCarter, this theatrical tour-de-force has enjoyed over twenty-five engagements world-wide since its premiere; and holds particular significance for the greater Princeton community given Fitzgerald’s artistic endeavors while enrolled at Princeton University.

About the show

One morning in the shabby office of a mysterious small business, an employee (Scott Shepherd) finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter on his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn’t stop. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, it’s no longer clear whether he’s reading the book, or the book is transforming him into its narrator. View a trailer for the production here.

About the cast and company
Gatz, created by multi award-winning ensemble Elevator Repair Service, 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. Shepherd is joined by Laurena Allan, Jim Fletcher, Ross Fletcher, Lindsay Hockaday, Maggie Hoffman, Vin Knight, Aaron Landsman, April Matthis, Annie McNamara, Gavin Price, and Ben Jalosa Williams.

Gatz’s Associate Director is Steve Bodow, and features scenic design by Louisa Thompson, costume design by Colleen Werthmann, lighting design by Mark Barton, and sound design by Ben Williams. ERS’s Producer is Ariana Smart Truman. The production visits McCarter Theatre Center directly following a January 23 – February 3 run at NYU Skirball.

Elevator Repair Service, based in NYC, has been making original theater since 1991. Under the direction of Artistic Director John Collins, ERS has achieved national and international recognition with its extensive body of work and has influenced a generation of theater-makers. The company’s performances have been presented in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and across the United States, and have been recognized with numerous awards.

Gatz was commissioned in part by Walker Art Center (Minneapolis).