Story time at the Walker

F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Photo from the F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers, Princeton University Library

F. Scott Fitzgerald fans now have not one, but two, opportunities to enjoy staged versions of "The Great Gatsby" in coming months. The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis will open its new three-stage complex with an adaptation of the novel in late June.

Then in September, the Walker Art Center will launch its new performance season with "Gatz," a six-hour show which is essentially a reading of the entire book.

The show is being staged by the performance troupe Elevator Repair Service, and is set in a rundown office. Philip Bither, the Walker's senior curator of performing arts, talked with MPR's Tom Crann about "Gatz."

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