Gatz
A.R.T. Season
January 7, 2010 through February 7, 2010

A theatrical tour de force, Gatz is conceived as a single six-hour production in which an ensemble of 13 actors bring to live every word of the novel with no text added and none removed. Gatz is a one-of-a-kind theatrical event defined by its radical commitment to one of the 20th century's greatest novels.

Gatz is best experienced in a single day and we strongly encourage you to see it that way. Part One is Chapters 1-5. Part Two is chapters 6-9. There is a one-hour meal break between Parts One and Two.

Gatz at the American Repertory Theater: 

Gatz at the American Repertory Theater - starts January 7, 2010!

Gatz is now playing through February 7!

Cast  
Nick Scott Shepherd
Jim Jim Fletcher
Lucille Kate Scelsa
Jordan Susie Sokol (Jan. 7-10)
  Sibyl Kempson (Jan. 12-Feb. 7)
Daisy Victoria Vazquez
Tom Gary Wilmes
George Aaron Landsman (Jan. 7-24)
  Frank Boyd (Jan. 27-Feb. 7)
Myrtle Laurena Allan
Catherine Annie McNamara (Jan. 7-17)
  Kristen Sieh (Jan. 21-Feb. 7)
Chester Vin Knight
Michaelis Ben Williams
Ewing Mike Iveson
Henry C. Gatz Ross Fletcher
   
Creative Staff  
Associate Director Steve Bodow
Assistant Director Sarah C. Hughes
Stage Manager Chris De Camillis
Set Designer Louisa Thompson
Lighting Designer Mark Barton
Sound Designer Ben Williams
Producer/Company Manager Ariana Smart Truman
Production Manager B.D. White

"One of the most exciting and improbable accomplishments in theater in recent years." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times More

The Beat offers "The John Collins Interview," a five-part series of video clips featuring Collins' thoughts on acting, theater, literature and watching the clock. More

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"daring . . . the finely tuned acting and meticulous direction join to make this stage version dramatically gripping . . . most memorable about the performances is how tight this 13-member ensemble is - they play the piece like a chamber ensemble playing Mozart, and it is beautiful to watch them interact." - EDGE Boston More

"After nearly eight hours together - including a dinner break - my test subject looked both beaten down and satisfied. For him, the written word reigned supreme and he came out seeing Gatz both as a cool way to experience the novel and a victory for F. Scott Fitzgerald." - wbur.org More

"After nearly eight hours together - including a dinner break - my test subject looked both beaten down and satisfied. For him, the written word reigned supreme and he came out seeing Gatz both as a cool way to experience the novel and a victory for F. Scott Fitzgerald." - wbur.org More

"Its great! It¹s wonderful!... Truly engaging... executed with brilliance..." - WGBH Greater Boston More

"Fans of theater and those who love books are likely to be mesmerized by this sprawling and successful theatrical experiment...." - The MetroWest Daily News More

"Gatz is an experience no true theater lover should miss." - Metro More

"a mesmeric tour de force.... It's a long haul but a thrilling one: a marriage of exquisite narrative and bare-bones theater that pulls The Great Gatsby's focus back from Jazz Age opulence to themes of fanatical yearning and the callousness of privilege." - The Boston Phoenix More

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Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Need to know

Part 1 (Chapters 1-5) is 3 hours and 20 minutes long, which includes a 10-minute break. Part 2 (Chapters 6-9) is 2 hours and 40 minutes long, which includes a 10-minute break. There is an hour-long dinner break in between Part 1 (Chapters 1-5) and Part 2 (Chapters 6-9).

During that dinner break, dining options include: boxed meals from Chez Henri available at the theater by pre-order placed at least 72 hours in advance (limited quantities available for on-site ordering); and a prix fixe meal available at nearby Upstairs on the Square (for details click here).

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