Tuesday, June 6, 2023

‘The Great Gatsby’ Comes to Life on Ford Center Stage Saturday

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It was a book, a movie and now a theatrical production. “The Great Gatsby” is coming to the University of Mississippi as the Montana Repertory Theatre brings its production to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 28). Tickets, all general admission, are $10 for Ole Miss students and $30 for the public. UM faculty, staff and retirees can get a 20 percent discount with ID. Tickets are available at the UM Box Office, inside the Ole Miss Student Union, and online.

The classic cautionary tale of the American Dream comes to life on stage with the beautiful people, decadent lifestyles and everything readers have come to know and love from the book.

“The Great Gatsby is part of our Campus Connection series and it’s a story that most students are familiar with,” said Kate Meacham, Ford Center marketing director. “Students now have the chance to see the story brought to life. This production embodies the educational and enriching experience that we strive to provide.”

The Montana Repertory Theatre was established as a touring company in 1968 and is known for performing classic American stories such as “Death of a Salesman,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Miracle Worker.” This adaption is penned by Simon Levy.