Geneva English Drama Society : “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, directed by Christina Vasala Kokkinaki


Théâtre Pitoëff

25 – 29 february 2020

The breathtaking glamour, passion, and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to life in this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

This exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s is narrated by Nick Carraway, an aspiring banker who gets dazzled by the glamorous upper-class crowd of Long Island. The fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby throws lavish parties in the hope of attracting the attention of his one love: the elusive Daisy, who is married to Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man of brutish and self-centred nature.

The tragic story of Jay Gatsby unfolds at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession”. Watch the wild parties of the roaring 20s come to life all the while bearing witness to the tragic consequences of the shallow excess and dangerously egocentric hedonism that characterised the day…and that perhaps have more relevance today than anytime since then.

More information :

Billetterie disponible au Kiosque Culturel du CAGI à l’ONUG (Porte C6)

Bookings for The Great Gatsby open on 1st February!

Offre spéciale: Billet à 25 CHF au lieu de 30 CHF (dans la limite des places disponibles) / Special offer: Ticket at 25 CHF instead of 30 CHF (within ticket availability)