Arts Council of Central Louisiana Presents Aquila Theatre: The Great Gatsby
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Join the Arts Council of Central Louisiana for Aquila Theatre: The Great Gatsby on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM
The Great Gatsby, written in 1924, is a deeply moving and honest portrayal of class, racism, and prejudice in American society. In what was originally titled, Under the Red White and Blue, F. Scott Fitzgerald painted a vivid picture of how the quest for the American dream in the absence of true equality can lead to devastating effects. The story centers around a “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’s Desiree Sanchez is creating a new theatrical adaptation that will speak to how this book resonates within our current culture. With its clever and impactful designs, superb actors and insightful direction, Aquila’s production of The Great Gatsby is sure to be the must see show of the season. Aquila Theatre’s mission is to create bold reinterpretations of the classics for contemporary audiences. By expanding the canon and diversifying the classics, Aquila dares to change perceptions. Aquila Theatre is one of the foremost producers of classical theatre in the United States. Aquila brings audiences world-class actors, captivating designs, innovative adaptations, and impactful direction. Aquila Theatre also provides extensive educational offerings and is an award-winning leader in the field of public arts and humanities programming.
Ticket pricing is as followed:
General Admission: $20 | Senior: $15 | Student/Child (ages 3+): $10 | Family (2 adults + 2 students): $50
Purchase tickets at Ticket-Central.org
Special Sponsors include: The City of Alexandria, The Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority, Hotel Bentley, & The Alexandria/Pineville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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