Gatsby lives on Hobart stage

2013-07-15T00:00:00Z 2013-07-16T17:35:18Z Gatsby lives on Hobart stageBy Times Staff
July 15, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HOBART | The Hobart Community Theatre has been brought back to life under the leadership of Tracy Petruska-Brumley, a teacher and assistant director of theater at Hobart High School.

This summer's inaugural production will be "The Great Gatsby," based on the novel by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. Nearly 30 current students, alumni, and community members comprise the cast and crew for this production.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Performing Arts Center at Hobart High School, 2211 E. 10th St.

Tickets/reservations are available at the HHS main office from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, by calling (219) 942-8521, ext. 8159 or by emailing

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for senior citizens and students. Thursday's evening's production will be a free performance for senior citizens, but reservations are requested.

In this play adaptation of the noel set in Long Island, New York, Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Nick Trottier, 2009 HHS graduate) is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Forrest McCollum, 2013 HHS graduate). Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Daisy, the object of Gatsby's attentions, is played by Emily Pazik, a HHS junior, while Jordan is portrayed by Ruby Perez, a 2012 HHS graduate, and the role of Tom belongs to Brent Baker, a 2009 HHS graduate.

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