Thanksgiving Weekend Marks ‘Gatsby’ Closing Night at Bay Street Theater

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Members of the cast and crew from "The Great Gatsby" at the Bay Street Theater on opening night. Michael Heller photo

Catch the final weekend of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” adapted for the stage by Simon Levy and directed by Joe Minutillo at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

“Set on Long Island in 1922, this compelling drama portrays the human condition of ambition, love, lust, greed, deceit, and most of all the struggles of class and the American Dream,” a press release said.

Now in its 10thyear, the Literature Live! program brings the Jazz Age classic to life, a time of excess, lavish parties and speakeasies, with Jay Gatsby was at the heart of the scene. A secretive and successful kingpin of the elite party circuit, he had one burning desire and singular purpose: to be with Daisy Buchanan, the love of his life from his youth — a story that unfolds on the Sag Harbor stage.

“Opening night was not only a huge success for the show itself, but Bay Street also used the evening to reveal a new donor appreciation wall, located on the patio outside,” according to a press release. “In spite of the cold and blustery evening, all who were in attendance were excited, honored and surprised. Guests included current board members Christine Wächter-Campbell, Luigi Caiola and Mala Sander, while former chair Ana Daniel also took time for a quick photo.”

Public performances continue Thanksgiving weekend: Friday, November 23, and Saturday, November 24, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 25, at 2 p.m. For more information, call (631) 725-9500 or visit baystreet.org.

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