In Photos: The Great Gatsby opens on the mainstage
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  • Nick Carraway, played by Communication junior Noah LaPook, is overwhelmed by his first Gatsby party.
  • Nick Carraway sits uncomfortably during an indulgent party hosted by Tom and his mistress.
  • Communication senior Eddie Sanchez plays the enigmatic Jay Gatsby.
  • In a flashback, Daisy, played by Communication Junior Sinclair Willman, cries over a letter from Gatsby just before marrying Tom.
  • Nick Carraway is solemn and disenchanted by the lives of his new friends.
  • Nick helps orchestrate the reunion of Daisy and Gatsby.
  • Gatsby and Daisy are reunited after five years, with Nick’s help.
  • Tom stops to see Myrtle and George Wilson before heading into the city.
  • Gatsby stares at the green light on the end of Daisy’s dock.
  • Gatsby and Daisy share a dance.
Photos by Charlotte Hu / North by Northwestern

The dazzling composition of The Great Gatsby, directed by Communication masters student Michael Cotey, is an engrossing spectacle from start to finish. The gorgeous production is complete with well-versed actors adapting roles from the classic literary characters, stunning lighting and sound set up, phenomenal costume design and simple yet impossibly creative set design. This abridged adaptation stays faithful to the spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald's vision without drowning itself in its own opulence.

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Josephine Louis Theater with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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