Still, aren’t we having fun? From September 15 to October 1, 2022, at the Legacy Theater in Branford, F. Scott FitzgeraldThe beloved classic comes to life on a 1940s radio broadcast in The Great Gatsby: A Live Radio Play! In this feisty adaptation of The Great Gatsby, an ensemble cast brings more than two dozen characters from the novel to the Legacy stage in the form of a live broadcast, punctuated by commercials from the 1940s. A tale of triumph and tragedy that reflects the decadence of the Jazz Age and the perils of the American Dream, this piece brings the iconic tale to life with a fun twist.
This timeless story is adapted for the stage by a local playwright Joe Landry, whose works have played nationwide and include It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and Reefer Madness. The adaptation also includes music by Kevin Connorsexecutive artistic director and co-founder of the Music Theater of Connecticut and longtime collaborator of Landry, whose writing credits include It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play.
The Great Gatsby: A Live Radio Play is produced by Kevin Michel Reed, a Branford native whose directorial credits include I Do! I do! at the Legacy Theater earlier this season in his American directorial debut, Alistair McDowall’s X at the Lir Academy and CJ Lloyd Webley’s Shadows. David Bell serves as musical director of the production, with Joe Landry as assistant director and playwright, and Noah Golden as associate director. The cast includes the Equity actor Erik Bloomquistas good as David BellSkye Gillespie, Mary MannixJosiah Rowe and Branford native Dan Frye, who was last seen as Snoopy in Legacy’s popular production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
The Great Gatsby: A Live Radio Play plays Thursday through Saturday at Legacy, and tickets are on sale now! You won’t want to miss this stellar adaptation of the iconic Great Gatsby story you know and love. Tickets can be purchased online at the Legacy website, LegacyTheatreCT.org, or in person or by phone at the box office during business hours, which can be found in the footer of the Legacy website. The box office can be reached at (203) 315-1901. Tickets for the production cost between $35 and $60, with reduced rates for seniors, students and groups available through the box office.
The Legacy Theater is located in the village of Stony Creek in Branford, CT. Per Connecticut safety guidelines, masks are required for unvaccinated guests while in the building and are also strongly recommended for those who have been vaccinated, although not required. The Legacy Theater has a state-of-the-art air filtration system, and the theater is cleaned and disinfected after each performance. @LegacyTheatreCT