Wortham Center Presents
Aquila Theatre in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
February 4, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Beneath all the glitter, glamour and glitz of the Roaring Twenties was a culture of success defined by extravagance — of classism and prejudice, of wealth, material possessions, and obsession masquerading as love. Though often romanticized in modern pop culture, The Great Gatsby paints an honest and moving portrayal of American society that still resonates today, an exploration of the quest for the American dream in the absence of true equality. Aquila Theatre’s theatrical adaptation of the famous novel uses clever and impactful design, superb acting and insightful direction to emphasize the connections between our current culture and that of a century past.
Connect with the work, the company and other patrons:
- Join company members for an insightful pre-show discussion at 7pm in Tina McGuire Theatre.
- Master Class — A More Perfect Union: Exploring the origins and ideas of democracy from the ancient Greeks to America today, February 5 at 11 a.m. in Tina McGuire Theatre.
Mary & Jack Anderson, Michael & Catty Andry, Patty & Gary Coleman, Dr. Alan & Suzanne Escovitz, Richard & Francee Healy, Henry LaBrun, Hardy Holland & John Moody, Dianne & David Worley.
18 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 (map)