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Don’t Miss GATSBY OF A THOUSAND FACES: A New Take on a Classic

Updated: Jul 11


We are thrilled to invite you to an unforgettable theatrical event: Gatsby of a Thousand Faces at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. Directed by Bess Moynihan and adapted by Courtney Bailey, this brand-new play is inspired by writing from artists at MECC and reimagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic through the eyes of multiple Jay Gatsbys.


In Gatsby of a Thousand Faces, a troupe of Jay Gatsbys confronts their maker, F. Scott Fitzgerald himself. These Gatsbys have some "literary corrections" they'd like to make to the novel that gave them a tragic ending. However, a few rogue characters complicate their efforts at a literary ambush. The Gatsbys must decide how to reconcile their desire to be independent characters with the prying eyes of the reading world.


Performance Details:

  • Date: Thursday, August 1, 2024

  • Matinee: 1:00pm (Check-in at 12:30pm)

  • Evening: 6:00pm (Check-in at 5:30pm)

  • Location: Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, 18701 Historic Rte 66, Pacific, MO 63069


RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, July 9, 2024


This innovative production promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of identity, authorship, and the power of narrative. Don't miss this chance to see a unique and compelling adaptation brought to life by the talented artists at MECC.

Mark your calendars and RSVP by July 9th to secure your spot for this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.

[Cover art by Theodore Buzzard]



Please note that the RSVP deadline for the show has passed.



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