Aquila Theatre presents The Great Gatsby at the Historic Holmes Theatre
March 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Aquila Theatre presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby at the Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave, Detroit Lakes on March 12, 2022. Aquila Theatre’s mission is to create bold reinterpretations of the classics for contemporary audiences. By expanding the canon and diversifying the classics, Aquila dares to change perceptions. The Aquila Theatre is one of the foremost producers of classical theatre. Since 1991, Aquila Theatre has been bringing world class actors, captivating designs, innovative adaptations and impactful direction to audiences across the globe. Aquila Theatre also provides extensive educational offerings and is an award winning leader in the field of public humanities programming.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, published in 1925, remains a vivid account of how, in the absence of true equality, pursuing the “American dream” can lead to devastating effects. Jay Gatsby, a working-class war veteran, reinvents himself as a self-made millionaire to become the man he believes his one-time love, wealthy heiress Daisy Buchanan, would want. Their rekindled affair triggers a domino effect of destruction, in which obsession masquerades as love and the wealthy wield prejudice as a weapon. Known for its powerful immersion in classic texts, Aquila Theatre brings a soberingly relevant reimagination of Fitzgerald’s classic in which Gatsby is a man of color, setting the stage for themes of class, racism and discrimination to play vividly inside the meaning of the American dream.
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