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University Theatre to present ‘The Great Gatsby’

University Theatre Great Gatsby 2014 Emerald Toller
Emerald Toller is Daisy Buchanan and Jeofry Wages plays Jay Gatsby in "The Great Gatsby" presented by University Theatre at UGA. (Credit: Adron Farris/UGA)

As part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts festival, University Theatre will present The Great Gatsby Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 12-14 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances Nov. 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre.

Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, the University Theatre production will be directed by T. Anthony Marotta, an assistant professor in the theatre and film studies department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Tickets are $16, $12 for students. They can be purchased at, by phone at 706-542-4400 or in person at the Performing Arts Center box office or Tate Student Center ticket window.

A self-made millionaire and the socialite he loves personify the Jazz Age in this new adaptation of Fitzgerald’s famous novel of glamour, greed and excess. Well bred but of modest means, Nick Carraway journeys into the world of Long Island’s idle rich during the Roaring ’20s and encounters the titular self-made millionaire Gatsby, who is yearning for Nick’s aristocratic—and already married—cousin Daisy.