THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

Genre: Drama
A NEW JAZZ-INFLECTED MUSICAL BASED ON THE LIVES OF ZELDA AND F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

The canonical writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald comprise one of the most lasting and influential bodies of work in American literature. They ceaselessly inspire not only other authors, but also artists in various other fields. To be sure, the life of Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda Fitzgerald is as colorful and fascinating as the content of his writings. Their biography is the subject of This Side of Paradise, a new Off-Broadway musical that the highly accomplished songwriter and vocalist Nancy Harrow is creating with acclaimed director Will Pomerantz.

The first-ever “It” couple, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald came to embody the success, glamour and excess of 1920s America. Their meteoric rise came at a cost, and later in life Zelda was confined to a mental hospital. This Side of Paradise explores the lives and loves of the Fitzgeralds, from their first meeting in 1918 in Montgomery, Alabama, until Scott's death in Hollywood in 1940. The musical puts the primary emphasis on Zelda as she delves into her past during sessions with a young doctor, searching to find the true meaning of her life with Scott, one of America's most celebrated writers.


About the Company: Culture Project

Blending prize-winning theater with urgent moral drama, Culture Project brings the national political conversation to life on the New York Stage.

For more than a decade, Culture Project has told stories as timely as the morning's newspaper in a way that news articles and editorials can never match.

Through brilliantly conceived, expertly staged dramas, Culture Project sparks conversation, lifts the human heart and incites political action.

A venue for acclaimed, prize-winning performance, Culture Project is also a magnet for today's best talent including Meryl Streep, Danny Glover, Mary J. Blige, Robin Williams, Marisa Tomei, Bob Balaban, Rinde Eckhert, Montel Williams, Frank McCourt, Staceyann Chin, Lynn Redgrave, Sarah Silverman, and other artists who share a passion for theater and public justice.

Preview:   04/14/10
Open:   04/21/10
Close:   05/23/10

Schedule:
Mondays at 7:00 P.M and Wednesdays—Saturdays at 8:00 P.M., with
matinees Saturdays at 2:00 P.M. and Sundays at 3:00 P.M.
Theater:   Theatre at St. Clements
Address:   423 West 46th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$65
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Culture Project         Official Web Site: www.cultureproject.org