Princeton Events

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 […]

Known as the “Pied Piper of Pre-Schoolers” or the “Queen of Kindie Rock,” Laurie Berkner is an industry unto herself. The singer will perform two shows at the McCarter Theatre March 2. The 11 a.m. performance is a special solo acoustic Relaxed Performance. Designed for people on the autism spectrum, with cognitive and developmental differences, other sensory or communication needs, Relaxed Performances provide a welcoming and judgment-free environment so that they and their families may enjoy live performance together—everyone is welcome! A second show will be presented at 3 p.m. She has been a long-time fixture of children’s television (Noggin, Jack‘s Big Music Show and Sing It, Laurie!) and her original songs, music videos, books, and three original off-Broadway musicals have made her ubiquitous in American households.