Elevator Repair Service: "Gatz"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 2:00pm - Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00pm
REDCAT 631 West 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Map and directions

Hailed by critics around the world as a major theatrical event of historic proportions, "Gatz" is a bravura feat celebrated for its singular and dazzling literary alchemy.

"Gatz" is not a retelling of the "The Great Gatsby," but a revelatory, seven-hour enactment of experiencing the novel, as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece is delivered word for word, brought to life with absolutely startling dramatic effect by a cast of 13.

The audacious New York theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service opens the drama in the shabby offices of a mysterious small business—where an employee finds a copy of the book on his cluttered desk and, for reasons unknown, begins reading the novel out loud. His coworkers hardly react at first, but, after a series of strange coincidences, they appear to take on the roles of The Great Gatsby’s characters.

Is the reader, “Nick”—played by The Wooster Group’s Scott Shepherd, in a superhuman turn—merely reading the novel, or he is being personally transformed by it?

Event Info

Event Dates: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to Sunday, December 9, 2012
Event Times: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 2:00 pm | Sun 1:00 pm

About the sponsor:
REDCAT is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Through performances, exhibitions, screenings, and literary events, REDCAT introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. REDCAT continues the tradition of California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by