Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald is often known as the crazy wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby. She was the glittering half of the Golden Couple of the 1920's and muse and inspiration for the flapper characters in Fitzgerald's Jazz Age stories. But before she met Scott, she was the flamboyant and outrageous Zelda Sayre, the famous belle from Montgomery Alabama and the daughter of a judge and an artistic mother. Her antics before and after marriage became the stuff of legends. Though a legend in her own time, Zelda was much more than a southern belle, a glittering jewel on Fitzgerald's arm, Roaring 20's icon or an American expatriate wife in Paris. This original play, will pay tribute to an often misunderstood woman; a women who battled schizophrenia for much of her life; a woman who was also a mother, an accomplished ballet dancer, an exhibited artist and a published writer .
*Appropriate for mature teens and up.
65 minute with 10 minute talk-back
with set and printed show program.
Perfect for March, Women's History Month!
Literary Week in April!
May, Mental Health Awareness Month!
"Your performance of Zelda was so compelling that I read more about her life online...I strongly feel that your play is phenomenal - you captured her conflicted, gifted, and biochemically unbalanced life... I know that you must have not only explored her life but also immersed yourself into Zelda's experiences in order to have conveyed as much as you did. Today is Day Two and Zelda continues to haunt me."
-audience member, performance at the Brick Library in NJ
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