The Great Gatsby comes to Fort Hays State as the next Encore presentation

Great Gatsby

Continuing the tradition of telling great American stories, the Montana Repertory Theatre returns to the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center with the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby, as a part of the 2014-2015 Encore Series. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

In this stage adaptation, the audience is transported back to the Roaring Twenties as it follows would-be-writer Nick Caraway chasing his own American dream. Nick leaves the Midwest for New York and lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich and their illusions, love, deceit and tragedy.

Led by Artistic Director Greg Johnson, Montana Repertory Theatre was established as a professional touring company in 1968 and is the theatre-in-residence at the University of Montana. As one of the most respected touring companies in the country, the Rep assembles a team of actors, directors and designers with prestigious credits, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours of Broadway shows and major regional theatre.

This performance is sponsored the Cedar Lodge Dental Group of Hays.

Tickets are available at the Memorial Union Student Service Center, by calling 785-628-5306 or by visiting Tickets for the general public are $30 reserved and $26 unreserved; for seniors and children ages 5-17, tickets are $28 reserved and $24 unreserved; and for FHSU students, tickets are $21 reserved and $17 unreserved with a Tiger Card.

For more information about the event, call Vincent Bowhay at 785-628-4664 or email

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