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Review: Gatz at REDCAT

December 5, 2012
Talkinbroadway.com

I am a sucker for the theatrical device of narrating for oneself. I love it when an actor occupies the role of narrator simultaneous with that of a character. Take a line like, "I assured him it wasn't so," where the "I assured him" is said as narrator, but the "it wasn't so" is said in character, toward the person who is being assured. It's a difficult line to walk. And in Gatz, Elevator Repair Service's production of The Great Gatsby, actor Scott Shepherd, in the role of first-person narrator Nick Carraway, expertly walks it for over six hours.  Read Story

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