The Great Gatsby (11h00)

by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for Tour De Force by Peter Joucla

Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota, moves to New York in the summer of 1922, and gradually becomes friends with a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby, who lives in a gigantic Gothic mansion and throws extravagant parties. Nick is drawn into a world of new money, decadence and deception. He discovers that Gatsby is in love with Daisy Buchanan, a rich cousin who is already married but who, when re-united with Gatsby, decides to leave her husband. Tragedy inevitably follows. A car crashes, a secret lover of Daisy's husband is killed and Gatsby is eventually murdered because he is assumed to have driven the car. Nick observes all the characters as they play out their own tragedy, driven by cynicism and selfishness. Yet he admires Gatsby right to the end, because Gatsby's motives are driven by love and hope, rather than greed.

Filled with live and evocative jazz music from the twenties, this production recreates the glitz and decadence of the period. The tense and absorbing drama is played out to its dramatic climax by a cast of five talented American actors.

Organized by the ADG - Europe in collaboration with the CCRN.