Raconteur Radio Returns to the Barron Arts Center with “The Great Gatsby: A Staged Radio Drama,” part of The Dr. Stephen Kaplan “A Taste of the Arts” Lecture Series on September 27 at 7:30 pm.
Reservations are required. For more information, call 732-634-0413.
In celebration of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 116th birthday, Raconteur Radio will return to the arts center to perform a radio-style stage production of his classic work, The Great Gatsby. Complete with a dazzling array of costumes, lighting, sound effects and musical interludes, the performance will feature the talents of Rac Rad Regulars Carlyle Owens, Laurence Mintz, Francesca Tedeschi, Michael Jarmus, and Alex Dawson.
Raconteur Radio, a theater group dedicated to the weird, wonderful, and beautifully retro, will put a vintage spin on Gatsby, with period costumes, theatrical lighting, and sound effects that hearken back to classic entertainment. These elements, in combination with the architecturally stunning backdrop supplied by Woodbridge’s historic Barron Arts Center, will transport the audience directly to the heart of the Roaring Twenties.
In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple." That promise became The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald's best known, and arguably finest, work. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies our country's most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.
The Barron Arts Center, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, recently celebrated its 130th Anniversary. With the support of the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and under the direction of Cynthia Knight, the Barron Arts Center offers programming to the public free of charge.
Donations are appreciated and are used for the continuation of free quality arts programs and exhibits. The Barron Arts Center always accepts donations for the Mayor’s Food Bank and The Woodbridge Animal Shelter.
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