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Jay Gatsby (Cristien Dunkle) and Diasy Buchanan (Amber Persson) meet again for the first time in 5 years, for tea. (Photo credit: Steve Montalto, HighMountain Images)

Elegance And Decadence: Last Chance For Great Gatsby

Jordan Baker (Caroline McDonald) and Daisy Buchanan (Amber Persson) grew up in Louisville together. A long way away from the heady high-society world of Long Island they both inhabit now. (Steve Montalto, HighMountain Images)

OAKHURST — This weekend marks the last chance to see Golden Chain Theatre’s second selection of their 2018 Season, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, adapted by Simon Levy.

The production is directed by the team of Lyric Gianni and Miranda Simonich, and closes on Sunday, May 20.

Tickets are available for performances on Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m., and a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m., as the GCT brings a classic tale to life with the grandeur and opulence one would expect from the evening’s host, Jay Gatsby.

The story begins with midwest native Nick Carraway arriving in 1922 New York, searching for rest and purpose. Would-be writer Nick moves in next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, just across the bay from his cousin Daisy and her philandering husband, Tom Buchanan.

Nick Carraway (Matt VanDeWal), Tom Buchanan (Chris Heard) meet at Wilson’s Garage with owner George Wilson (George Rich) and George’s wife (and Tom’s paramour) Myrtle Wilson (Melinda Rich). (Photo credit: Steve Montalto, HighMountain Images

Suddenly, Nick is entangled in the captivating world of the wealth and entitlement, while narrating a tale of impossible love, golden illusion, and tragedy — embodying the breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age.

Doors open one hour prior to curtain.

Tickets available online at 


Nick Carraway Matt VanDeWal, Jay Gatsby Cristien Dunkle, Daisy Buchanan Amber Persson, Tom Buchanan Chris Heard, Jordan Baker Caroline McDonald, Jordan Baker Understudy Alli Ruiz, Myrtle Wilson Melinda Rich, George Wilson George Rich, Ensemble Paige Ferbrache, Cassie Longcor, Maddie Rich, Alli Ruiz, Eben Hammond, Makenzie Hagerman, Josh Flory, Robin Flory.

GCT Junior Players performing before the show.



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