The Taser's Edge

The Great ‘Gatz’
October 14, 2010, 5:55 pm
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To begin with, I have killed a man for arguing for Hemingway over Fitzgerald.  Also I like this a lot.  And now, a play described by its makers in these words:

One morning in the shabby office of a mysterious small business, an employee finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter on his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn’t stop. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, it’s no longer clear whether he’s reading the book or the book is transforming him.

The only thing I would add to this description is that he doesn’t stop reading aloud until he finishes the entire thing.  Including two brief intermissions and a break in the middle for dinner, the performance takes 7 hrs., 45 min.

Here‘s the play’s website.  Here‘s the NY Times review.