Southern State Community College Theatre will present “The Great Gatsby” at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, and at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro.
Prior to Saturday’s performance, Relay for Life will host a dinner served in the Central Campus atrium. Venture into the 1920s for a magical dinner where guests will enjoy some of the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Jazz Age for a suggested donation of $25. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind experience are extremely limited and must be obtained prior to March 19 by visiting www.sscctheatre.com.
Self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby (played by Jacob Bice) passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan (Madison Hatfield). Nick Carraway (Eric Silcott), a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed, and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age comes to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel and in Simon Levy’s adaptation.
“The Great Gatsby” also features the acting talents of Cindi Anderson, Adomas Fabin, Callie Fryman, Benjamin Gullett, Hannah Hengler, Mark Holmes, Joshlin Lawson, Andrew Marler, and Grant Rankin.
The production team includes Rainee Angles and Benjamin Gullett (directors), Rainee Angles and Abraham Martin (production design), Laura Martin (costumes), Benjamin Gullett (public relations), Paula Campagna (stage manager), Coni Coleman and Melissa Griffith (assistant stage managers), and Micaela Countryman (choreographer). Fulfilling other crew positions are Tanner Allen, Brent Angles, Lex Angles, Charlotte Brown, Veronica Carpenter, Heather Cumbo, Catrina Dillon, D.J. Griffith, Harley Griffith, Courtney Hodson, Aidan Holmes, Ian Holmes, Leslie Holmes, Jenna Horick, Bronwyn Jones, Tina Kessinger, and Brooklyn Wescott.
Tickets are on sale now, starting at $8, by visiting www.sscctheatre.com. At the door, tickets start at $10. Credit cards are accepted both online and at the door. Seats for this production will be reserved, so it is recommended that tickets be purchased early.
This article was submitted by Southern State Community College.
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