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.
75 minute with 10 minute talk-back
Includes full set, stage lighting and printed show program.
65 minute library & small venue version available
includes simpler set and PDF of show program
Perfect for March, Women's History Month!
Literary Week in April!
May, Mental Health Awareness Month!
View I am Zelda Video Clip Below
Thank you for kicking off the fall programming season with such a marvelous production. I echo the audience's reaction: from the scenery to the professional level of the performance, we truly enjoyed a spectacular show here at Fort Lee. Your mastery of the character as well as the fabulous costume and set design was well appreciated by our patrons who are limited in their travel to New York!
Program Coordinator, Fort Lee Public Library, NJ
201.592.3614/ ext 4010