Win Tickets ($50): Bag&Baggage Presents The Great Gatsby @ The Venetian Theatre | Oregon Premiere of Simon Levy’s Adaptation, Coupon Code

We are giving away a pair of tickets to any night of Bag&Baggage Presents The Great Gatsby @ The Venetian Theatre. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 27.

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From our sponsors:
Bag and Baggage The Great Gatsby Bag&Baggage Presents
Simon Levy’s The Great Gatsby
September 27-October 20, 2013
Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30 p.m. | Sundays 2 p.m.
$20-$26 Save $5 with code PIPELINE
Tickets: or call the box office at 503-345-9590

The Venetian Theatre
253 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

It has been called one of the greatest explorations of the American character ever written, and one of the most powerful reflections of the American jazz age ever to appear in literature. This fall, Bag&Baggage is proud to present the Oregon premiere of the only stage adaptation of The Great Gatsby approved by the Fitzgerald estate: Simon Levy’s remarkable reimagining of Daisy Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway and their lives Fitzgerald’s novel, widely regarded as his best and one of the greatest novels ever written in American history, has been artfully synthesized by Levy into an elegant and moving dramatization. The strength of the script has earned the stamp of approval from the Fitzgerald estate, making Levy’s adaptation the only authorized version of Gatsby allowed to be performed in the United
States and Canada.

Bag&Baggage, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre company, has developed a reputation over the past 5 years for their own unique and innovative work with adaptations of classic literature so, according to Scott Palmer, Artistic Director, Levy’s Gatsby is an ideal addition to the company’s repertoire. “Not only is Gatsby a passionate and moving story on the page,” says Palmer, who also directs the production, “It has been given a remarkable new life in Levy’s script. It is both faithful to Fitzgerald’s vision and also a bold and sometimes surreal theatrical experience.”

The production will be the second show in Bag&Baggage’s 2013-2014 Season and the first of the season staged at The Venetian Theatre where Bag&Baggage is the resident performing arts group. The show opens September 27 and runs until October 20, making it the first-ever 4 week production run in the company’s history.

“This is an historic show for us,” says Palmer. “Our success over the past five years has really pushed us to extend our productions runs in order to meet audience demand. Gatsby is such a popular title and such a well-known book and movie that we decided it was the ideal test case for a longer production run.”

The cast includes B&B Resident Acting Company members Cassie Greer (Daisy Buchanan), Arianne Jacques (Jordan Baker), Ian Armstrong (Nick Carraway), Adam Syron (George Wilson) and Megan Carver (Myrtle Wilson). They are joined by Ty Boice (Jay Gatsby) of Post5 Theatre who also starred as Titus in Bag&Baggage’s 2012 production of Kabuki-Titus and Colin Wood (Tom Buchanan) who was seen in Bag&Baggage’s 2012 production of Of Mice and Men as Lenny. Costumes designed by Resident Costume Designer Melissa Heller, with Scenic Design by Megan Wilkerson.

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30 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Bag&Baggage Presents The Great Gatsby @ The Venetian Theatre | Oregon Premiere of Simon Levy’s Adaptation, Coupon Code

  1. melissa September 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    This would be so much fun! Love the story :)

  2. Bjoern September 23, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    love the story & movie

  3. Bill W. September 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I’ve heard great things about Bag and Baggage productions, and would love to see this show.

  4. Cristina September 25, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    My man and I don’t get date nights – only 4 in the last 4+ years since the little one. Would love to get a date night out to this!

  5. Sadie September 25, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    I just saw Bag&Baggage’s all-female Julius Caesar a couple of months ago. I also recently did a podcast about all things Gatsby, including both movies and the book. Would love to do a follow up to include the play as well! Pick me!

  6. Brian September 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    My fiancé and I are getting married at the end of October. She just moved from Seattle and between finding jobs and planning a wedding we haven’t had much time to enjoy time with each other. At the beginning of our relationship we read The Great Gatsby together in preparation to seeing the new movie. We haven’t yet seen the movie but have been looking forward to seeing another adaptation! We both love the arts in Portland and have been lookin for something like this to do together!

  7. Sierra September 26, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    I’ve never seen a Bag&Baggage production but I’ve read the reviews and heard great things. I’ve been curious about their unusual take on the classics and would love to check them out and report back. Thanks

  8. Matt September 26, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Love Gatsby! We would enjoy this!

  9. noel September 26, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    saw the Bag and Baggage group a # of years ago when they were 1st starting out. Would love to see their take on this show.

  10. Amber September 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this group. The Great Gatsby would make such a great outing for the hubby and I!!

  11. Dee September 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Read the book, Just saw the movie, love This story! Have heard great things about bag&baggage…

    My bday is Sept 28th, would be a great bday present, to be able to go see this with my husband!

  12. Valerie September 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    We have a friend coming from England and would like to take him to see a uniquely American play!

  13. RShaff September 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of Scott Palmer and Bag&Baggage since he did Romeo and Juliet in the Quad at OSU! His shows are wonderful and I am excited to see his interpretation of Levy’s script!

  14. Kimi September 26, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    It’s my favorite book!

  15. Barbara Richardson September 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I always enjoy Bag and Baggage shows!

  16. Danielle September 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    I’ve never been to the Venetian! What a perfect show to see… My fiance and I love the book, it is one of his favorites. Would be a great date night!

  17. Phil September 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    bag and baggage does a really great job. It’s been years since I’ve been to see them though.

  18. bc September 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Really enjoyed B&B’s Kabuki Titus, Rough Crossing and Julius Caesar. It’s one of the most original companies in Oregon.

  19. Nick September 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Loved the book, and live near the Venetian, which does have a nice stage. This looks to be one of the better events/plays, by far, by with which the Venetian has associated itself.

  20. Eric September 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    A favorite story of mine. And while the recent picture show production failed epically to satisfy, might this reinstate my fancy?

    Please…send this fella, old sport.

  21. Devlyn September 26, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    Actually bought tickets for my wife and I, but we know a local couple who really need a night out as much as we do. We’d love to be able to take them with us.

  22. Tami September 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    I would love to go, today is my birthday

  23. panda September 27, 2013 at 2:43 am #

    the green light

  24. Heather Reese September 27, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    We would love the chance to see local performers act out such a historic and heartfelt story. We’ve just moved here and are looking to enjoy the arts of portland.

  25. TomP September 27, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    I’ve seen the movies and read the book. Now it’s time to see the stage version.

  26. [email protected] September 27, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    always adored the great gatsby, but never so much as the book. where film has failed, perhaps the stage will provide!

  27. Austyn September 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books, and I was very impressed with the film! I have heard nothing but good things about Bag&Baggage! I would love to see the stage adaptation, especially since it’s approved by the Fitzgerald estate. Very cool!

  28. Shaina September 29, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    I would love to go to this!

  29. Crissy September 29, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Would love love love to go, my husband and i haven’t had a date in years!

  30. Lisa October 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Gosh The. Great Gatsby! What a fabulous night out that would be! I would love to be this winner!!!

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