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'The Great Gatsby' At Downtown Cabaret Theatre

"The Great Gatsby" will open Feb. 12 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport.
"The Great Gatsby" will open Feb. 12 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The stage version of "The Great Gatsby" opens Friday at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel "The Great Gatsby" has been adapted for the stage by playwright Simon Levy. The stage production is directed by Julie Bell Petrak with original music by Christopher Cavaliere.

Based on the 1925 novel, it follows a cast of characters living in Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan.

Considered to be Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, "The Great Gatsby" creates a portrait of the Roaring Twenties and one man’s pursuit of the American Dream.

Tickets are $23; $18 for students and seniors. Click here to purchase tickets.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. A costume contest for audience members will take place at 7:15 p.m.; prizes will be awarded.

Dates for other performances of "The Great Gatsby" at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre are: 5 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 5 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

The theatre is at 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport.

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