Coming Soon: ‘The Great Gatsby’

Posted on February 23, 2020

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, and in Simon Levy’s adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.

Performances of The Great Gatsby will be held on March 12, 13, & 14 at 7:00 pm in the Smithville Elementary Cafetorium. Tickets are $3 for students & $5 for adults.

Lone Star Theatre Festival 2020

Posted on February 17, 2020

On Wednesday, February 12, the cast and crew of this year’s UIL One Act Play, The Great Gatsby, participated in the Lone Star Theatre Festival at Wimberley High School, where four cast members brought home acting awards. Honorable Mention All-Star Cast trophies were awarded to Shelby Bosserman and Jahdo Rodriguez, who play Daisy Buchanan and George Wilson. All-Star Cast trophies were awarded to Amanda Vinklarek and Alexandra Watson, who play Jordan Baker and Myrtle Wilson.

L to R – Shelby Bosserman, Alexandra Watson, Jahdo Rodriguez, & Amanda Vinklarek

The cast and crew will take the stage for UIL District Contest on Friday, March 6, at the La Grange High School Performing Arts Center. Performances begin at 11:00 am, with Smithville performing second. Tickets can be purchased at the door.