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GATZ (U.S. Premiere)

“ERS … stands out, not only for its humor and intelligence, but for its defiant theatricality.”—Artforum

GATZ is an ambitious, audacious, and accessible interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic The Great Gatsby. Transforming a literary masterpiece into an intoxicating six-hour theatrical experience—during which every word of the book is spoken—New York theater mavericks Elevator Repair Service bring the written word to life. Inside a run-down office, workers, supervisors, and visitors mysteriously assume the roles of Fitzgerald’s characters. A remarkable ensemble of 13 actors draws the audience into a powerful, provocative, and verbally sumptuous world caught between the past and present. Catch the two parts separately or engross yourself in an unforgettable marathon evening. The closing-night performance will be held on the anniversary of St. Paul native Fitzgerald’s 110th birthday. Copresented with the National Performance Network (NPN).

Dinner Old Sport?

On the marathon evenings, feel free to pop off-site for a quick bite during the 60-minute break or join us in the scenic Skyline Room for a cash bar and a casual dinner option from Wolfgang Puck Catering. Enjoy a sandwich buffet that includes chips, cookie, and beverage bar for $12. Advance food orders are available when you purchase tickets to the performance.

To purchase tickets to any of these performances, or for questions about the Thursday/Friday series, marathon evenings, and other ticketing matters, please contact the box office at 612.375.7600.

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Funding

Co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and the National Performance Network Creation Fund.

Additional support is provided by Arts Midwest’s Performing Arts Fund, the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.