Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy

Author: Stacey Stewart

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Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fabled romance The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, in the Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, April 10-14.


Levy’s fluid and impressionistic adaptation, steeped in the heady essence of the Jazz Age,  relies on visual production elements to bring to life the characters and lyricism of Fitzgerald’s classic novel.


Under the direction of FTT professor Anton Juan, the opulence and excess of the period is set playfully against a postwar American wasteland.


“There is always a challenge in adapting a piece as beloved as Gatsby,” says Director of Theatre Kevin Dreyer. “I think audiences will appreciate how faithfully this adaptation presents Fitzgerald’s text, thoroughly capturing the spirit of the novel while also streamlining the narrative into a stylish and fast-paced theatrical experience.”


Wednesday, April 10 – Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 pm

Student $7, Faculty/Staff/Senior (65+) $12, General $15.  Additional discounts available for groups of 10 or more.  Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 574-631-2800, or in person at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office. Ticket office hours are Monday­-Friday, 12:00-6:00 pm.

PARKING:  Free parking is available daily after 5:00 pm in the Stayer Center parking lot, just north of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  Patrons may now receive free event parking at the Eddy Street Commons Parking Garage by bringing your event tickets and parking ticket to the DPAC Ticket Office to receive a pre-paid parking voucher.

An accessible lot for disabled patrons is available immediately adjacent to the center; a valid hangtag or license plate is required.  There is a ten-minute parking zone on the north drive of the center for ticket pick-up; during inclement weather you are welcome to drop off guests in this area and proceed to parking.

Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre seeks to inspire intellectual inquiry and nurture creativity. We offer both a scholarly and a creative context for the general liberal arts student at Notre Dame as well as those students seeking intensive preparation for advanced study in these fields.  The hands-on nature of our curriculum, coupled with a very high degree of student-faculty interaction, provides students with a singular educational opportunity at a university known for its teaching excellence. The FTT performance season is a direct outgrowth of the department’s academic program and an integral component of our students’ artistic development.

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