The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble (Collective Face), in partnership with the Savannah State University Players by the Sea, is pleased to bring to the stage what is considered to be the Great American Novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The GREAT GATSBY, adapted by Simon Levy. Directed by award-winning Artistic Director, David I.L. Poole, the show opened at the Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium at Savannah State University on March 9, 2018 and will run on the following dates: March 23- 25, and 30-31. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00 PM with Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for general admission; $20 for seniors, students, and active military; and $5 for Savannah State University students and faculty. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.collectiveface.org or reserved by calling 912- 232-0018.
THE GREAT GATSBY is Collective Face’s third production in its 2017-2018 season, centered around the premier ensemble’s season theme of “marginalized measures.” Through Fitzgerald’s use of symbolism and metaphors to describe love and the pursuit of the illusory American Dream, the staged show captures a devastating ending of a love story, and the opposites of splendor and tragedy as different classes of society collide.
Headlining the cast are Collective Face Theatre Ensemble members, Michael Knowles as the dashing Jay Gatsby, Emily Rice as the elusive Daisy Buchanan, Travis Harold Coles as the narrator, Nick Carraway, Philip John Trossarello, Jr. as Daisy’s brute of a husband, Tom Buchanan, Casey Bessette as professional female golf player and friend to Daisy and Nick’s girlfriend, Jordan Baker, and Andre Wortham as the unassuming blue-collar mechanic, George Wilson. Julie Roundtree plays the fiery lower-class Myrtle Wilson married to George and mistress to Tom. Rounding out the ensemble are Montrice Anderson, Maya Caldwell, Anna Claire Edenfield, Jessica Grossman, Bobbie Renee Lewis, Dennis Lopez, and Travis Spangenburg, For more info visit firstname.lastname@example.org