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Passion, Pleasure, and Parties with the Great Gatsby

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Daisy (Delaney Sylvester) and Gatsby (Tyler Owen) share a moment together as they reminisce falling in love.

Daisy (Delaney Sylvester) and Gatsby (Tyler Owen) share a moment together as they reminisce falling in love.

Daisy (Delaney Sylvester) and Gatsby (Tyler Owen) share a moment together as they reminisce falling in love.

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“I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” This heartbreaking line was delivered by Delaney Sylvester who embodies the character of Daisy Buchanan breathlessly. From her first to last scene of the show, Sylvester’s every emotion, expression, and movement was as if she came off the page of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

Sylvester’s female lead was complimented perfectly by Tyler Owen’s embodiment of Jay Gatsby. Owen played Gatsby with an erie mystery that drew the audience in. I was cheering for Gatsby along the way to win back his first true love.

However, Owen didn’t do that all on his own. Alec Persse’s Tom Buchanan, is played with an amount of anger and conviction of carelessness, that you can’t help, but admire Gatsby that much more.

Although, the story is an emotional roller coaster that had me feeling all the feelings along with the cast members, the technical crew did a beautiful job with creating the perfect sets to capture the feel of the 1920’s. From the beautiful costumes to the extravagant sets, I felt as if I was back in the luxurious jazz age.

The use of colorful shirts thrown from Gatsby’s balcony, in the closing scene of act I added a romantic quality that can only be understood by going to see the show yourself.

The sound team also added a whole new element to this show as there was perfectly timed telephone rings to the sounds of typewriters.

“A little party never killed nobody,” so go party with Mr. Gatsby like its 1920. Tickets can be purchased at www.faithconservatory.com.

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